The use of Problem Based Learning in a Simulation Lab. How does it work?

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Litterature shows lack of studies on the outcome of simulation using high and low fidelity mannequins and Problem Based Learning as a didactic tool. We have evaluated a course in undergraduate Nursing integrating different aspects of essentials in Nursing by using the Logic Model. The course is organized using Problembased Learning and Low Fidelity Mannequins as a didactic strategy. The overall objective is to enhance the students´ ability to critically think and reflect upon action in a clinical setting. Our study took place among 1st year students.
To explore the undergraduates´ experiences we used semistructured interviews as a method.
Inspired by Ricouer we analyzed the interviews. The process of interpretation consisted of three steps: Naive reading, structural analysis and critical interpretation. The results were validated by continuously comparing each researchers´ interpretation of the meaningfullness of the text units.
The results underpin that the students` ability to critically think and reflect upon and in action is not fully achieved. However the students prefer apprenticeship as learning strategy. The students expect to learn by doing more than to gain insight in their lack of knowledge. It also seems that students benefit from facilitators different background and ability to act. Students relate nursing to ethics and communication and not to psycomotoric skills. In general the students´experience of the course is that this is a fun and enjoyable way of learning.
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StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedInternational Conference on New Horizons in Education - Rome, Rom, Italien
Varighed: 25 jun. 201328 jun. 2013


KonferenceInternational Conference on New Horizons in Education