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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161412
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Students' Critical Thinking in a Service Learning Exercise Program
Abstract:
Students' Critical Thinking in a Service Learning Exercise Program
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Sedlak, Carol, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA
Contact Telephone:330.672.8836
Service learning is an educational strategy combining community service with academic learning objectives. This strategy provides educational experiences where students learn and develop critical thinking through active participation in organized service experiences that meet community needs. The purpose of this study was to describe insights of a sample of 18 baccalaureate nursing students' critical thinking through a service learning experience in a nursing home exercise program.. Students participated in a 14 hour service learning experience during their first nursing course focusing on assessment and communication skills. The theoretical framework was derived from Richard Paul's (1993) critical thinking dimensions that include: 1) elements of reasoning 2) traits of reasoning, and 3) abilities of reasoning. Qualitative methodology was used to describe students' critical thinking from their perspectives. Results revealed themes and patterns from analysis of students' evaluation of the service learning experience. The organizing theme was the development of a critical thinking perspective; two major themes included development of a professional self-perspective and development of a community perspective. The descriptive nature of the study indicates that students do indeed critically think in service learning community experiences. Outcomes of the study will be used to help provide a framework for developing service learning experiences across the curriculum.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStudents' Critical Thinking in a Service Learning Exercise Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161412-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Students' Critical Thinking in a Service Learning Exercise Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sedlak, Carol, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.672.8836</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">csedlak@kent.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Service learning is an educational strategy combining community service with academic learning objectives. This strategy provides educational experiences where students learn and develop critical thinking through active participation in organized service experiences that meet community needs. The purpose of this study was to describe insights of a sample of 18 baccalaureate nursing students' critical thinking through a service learning experience in a nursing home exercise program.. Students participated in a 14 hour service learning experience during their first nursing course focusing on assessment and communication skills. The theoretical framework was derived from Richard Paul's (1993) critical thinking dimensions that include: 1) elements of reasoning 2) traits of reasoning, and 3) abilities of reasoning. Qualitative methodology was used to describe students' critical thinking from their perspectives. Results revealed themes and patterns from analysis of students' evaluation of the service learning experience. The organizing theme was the development of a critical thinking perspective; two major themes included development of a professional self-perspective and development of a community perspective. The descriptive nature of the study indicates that students do indeed critically think in service learning community experiences. Outcomes of the study will be used to help provide a framework for developing service learning experiences across the curriculum.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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