Double Vision: Using Photo Voice and Narrative to Uncover the Meaning of Undergraduate Students' Study Abroad Experience

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316886
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Double Vision: Using Photo Voice and Narrative to Uncover the Meaning of Undergraduate Students' Study Abroad Experience
Author(s):
Bermele, Charlene; Kostovich, Carol Toliuszis
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Omicron
Author Details:
Charlene Bermele, MSN, RN, email: bermele@sxu.edu; Carol Toliuszis Kostovich, PhD, RN
Abstract:

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

Study abroad programs in nursing have gained popularity as the necessity to foster cultural sensitivity and global awareness becomes even more critical to providing care to our growing diverse populations.

In short-term immersion courses, faculty are challenged to transform the passive learner into an active participant in the cultural experience so that meaning can be derived from each cultural encounter. During a short term study abroad course traveling to Croatia, faculty sought to engage students through the use of photo voice and reflective journaling. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of global diversity through the lens of the undergraduate student. While perceptions of students’ global experiences have been explored, few studies have used a multi-method approach to uncover meaning in the students’ experiences. Further, the use of photo voice as both a reflective teaching strategy and research method have not been previously employed.

Fifteen undergraduate nursing students participated in an 11-day immersion experience. The post-travel course assignment required students to reflect on the meaning of their international experience through the use of photos and narrative. Prior to travel, students were assured access to personal cameras and directions for completing the assignment. True to photo voice methodology, students were given six prompts to stimulate their exploration of the Croatian culture. Students were directed to photograph exemplars of nursing education, healthcare, cultural practices, cultural influences on health, spirituality, and culture shock.  Students in this course submitted nearly 450 photographs with corresponding narratives describing the meaning of their experiences. Data analysis using a modification of Colaizzi’s (1978) phenomenologic hermeneutical method is currently in progress. Both photographs and narratives provide a rich source of data. Scientific rigor will be maintained using Guba and Lincoln’s (1981; 1989) criteria for judging the quality of the evaluation, including auditability, credibility, and fittingness.

Keywords:
Study abroad; Qualitative research; Photo voice methodology
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:
This 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 article

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDouble Vision: Using Photo Voice and Narrative to Uncover the Meaning of Undergraduate Students' Study Abroad Experienceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBermele, Charleneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKostovich, Carol Toliuszisen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Omicronen_GB
dc.author.detailsCharlene Bermele, MSN, RN, email: bermele@sxu.edu; Carol Toliuszis Kostovich, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316886-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014</p>Study abroad programs in nursing have gained popularity as the necessity to foster cultural sensitivity and global awareness becomes even more critical to providing care to our growing diverse populations. <p>In short-term immersion courses, faculty are challenged to transform the passive learner into an active participant in the cultural experience so that meaning can be derived from each cultural encounter. During a short term study abroad course traveling to Croatia, faculty sought to engage students through the use of photo voice and reflective journaling. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of global diversity through the lens of the undergraduate student. While perceptions of students’ global experiences have been explored, few studies have used a multi-method approach to uncover meaning in the students’ experiences. Further, the use of photo voice as both a reflective teaching strategy and research method have not been previously employed. <p>Fifteen undergraduate nursing students participated in an 11-day immersion experience. The post-travel course assignment required students to reflect on the meaning of their international experience through the use of photos and narrative. Prior to travel, students were assured access to personal cameras and directions for completing the assignment. True to photo voice methodology, students were given six prompts to stimulate their exploration of the Croatian culture. Students were directed to photograph exemplars of nursing education, healthcare, cultural practices, cultural influences on health, spirituality, and culture shock.  Students in this course submitted nearly 450 photographs with corresponding narratives describing the meaning of their experiences. Data analysis using a modification of Colaizzi’s (1978) phenomenologic hermeneutical method is currently in progress. Both photographs and narratives provide a rich source of data. Scientific rigor will be maintained using Guba and Lincoln’s (1981; 1989) criteria for judging the quality of the evaluation, including auditability, credibility, and fittingness.en_GB
dc.subjectStudy abroaden_GB
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_GB
dc.subjectPhoto voice methodologyen_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:44:44Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:44:44Z-
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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