Exploration of Applying Mind Mapping Approach in Building the Ability of Critical Thinking to Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316840
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploration of Applying Mind Mapping Approach in Building the Ability of Critical Thinking to Nursing Students
Author(s):
Lin, Mei-Chun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Mei-Chun Lin, PhD, RN, email: meichun@ctcn.edu.tw
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014

Background: Mind Mapping is a way of visualising thinking and imaging learning strategies which also promotes proactive learning. The aim of this study was to investigate the meaning of critical thinking for students, and the effectiveness of Mind Mapping throughout their learning process. In addition, it provided an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning process, the ultimate goal in promoting student learning outcomes.

Research design and methods: Participants were recruited using purposive sampling, through from nursing students who had experiences of 20-hour learning course of Mind Mapping. Qualitative data were collected through four focus groups, each meeting three times over 2 hours using a semi-structured interview guide. Data were audio and video recorded and transcribed verbatim. Thematic analysis was adopted for data analysis.

Findings: The findings were categorized into three themes: the meaning of critical thinking; the positive and negative impacts of the applications of mind mapping; and recommendations for how to apply mind mapping. The meaning of critical thinking was the ability to logically questioning, reasoning and organizing thoughts. Mind mapping could help students thinking and writing notes, but it took a lot of time.

Conclusion: Mind mapping was a useful learning strategy for nursing students to developing their critical thinking ability.

Keywords:
Mind Mapping; Critical thinking
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploration of Applying Mind Mapping Approach in Building the Ability of Critical Thinking to Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Mei-Chunen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsMei-Chun Lin, PhD, RN, email: meichun@ctcn.edu.twen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316840-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, April 5, 2014, Friday, April 4, 2014</p><b>Background:</b> Mind Mapping is a way of visualising thinking and imaging learning strategies which also promotes proactive learning. The aim of this study was to investigate the meaning of critical thinking for students, and the effectiveness of Mind Mapping throughout their learning process. In addition, it provided an opportunity for students to reflect on their learning process, the ultimate goal in promoting student learning outcomes. <p><b>Research design and methods:</b> Participants were recruited using purposive sampling, through from nursing students who had experiences of 20-hour learning course of Mind Mapping. Qualitative data were collected through four focus groups, each meeting three times over 2 hours using a semi-structured interview guide. Data were audio and video recorded and transcribed verbatim. Thematic analysis was adopted for data analysis. <p><b>Findings: </b>The findings were categorized into three themes: the meaning of critical thinking; the positive and negative impacts of the applications of mind mapping; and recommendations for how to apply mind mapping. The meaning of critical thinking was the ability to logically questioning, reasoning and organizing thoughts. Mind mapping could help students thinking and writing notes, but it took a lot of time. <p><b>Conclusion:</b> Mind mapping was a useful learning strategy for nursing students to developing their critical thinking ability.en_GB
dc.subjectMind Mappingen_GB
dc.subjectCritical thinkingen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:43Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:43Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription.  Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published articleen_GB
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