Day 2 : Oral Presentations (Theme: Curriculum - Teaching & Learning)

Event Title

Cooperative learning in nursing education

Location

Lecture Hall 3

Start Date

27-1-2013 9:40 AM

Abstract

Background: Nurse educators struggle on how best prepare nursing students to care for patients in the increasingly complex healthcare environment of the twenty-first century. New nurses must be prepared to problem solve and critically think in providing quality care to patients with severe illnesses. They need to be able to work collaboratively, analyze data, interpret results, think critically, draw reasoned conclusions, and make complex decisions. Cooperative learning plays a pivotal role to prepare them to face the contemporary challenges and thus can be helpful in improving overall quality in healthcare. The objectives of the study are to identify the knowledge about cooperative learning strategy among nursing educators and to assess their attitude and practices about integration of these strategies and the barriers they usually faced in implementing them

Methods: Cross-Sectional Survey Design with Convenient Sampling was used to select 100 nursing educators from different institutes of Karachi, Pakistan. A Questionnaire was used as a study tool for the study. Consent was taken from the participants at the beginning of the study and data was analyzed through SPSS software version 16.

Results: It has been found that nursing educators have knowledge regarding cooperative learning. They have positive attitude towards it but they are facing certain barriers in implementing these strategies. Few of the major barriers are workload, lack of motivation and management support.

Conclusions: Nursing educators have knowledge and competencies regarding cooperative learning. But more emphasis should be given on training with respect to cooperative learning as it will not only help in professional development of educators but also results in effective teaching.

Key words: Nursing Education, Cooperative learning, healthcare

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Cooperative learning in nursing education

Lecture Hall 3

Background: Nurse educators struggle on how best prepare nursing students to care for patients in the increasingly complex healthcare environment of the twenty-first century. New nurses must be prepared to problem solve and critically think in providing quality care to patients with severe illnesses. They need to be able to work collaboratively, analyze data, interpret results, think critically, draw reasoned conclusions, and make complex decisions. Cooperative learning plays a pivotal role to prepare them to face the contemporary challenges and thus can be helpful in improving overall quality in healthcare. The objectives of the study are to identify the knowledge about cooperative learning strategy among nursing educators and to assess their attitude and practices about integration of these strategies and the barriers they usually faced in implementing them

Methods: Cross-Sectional Survey Design with Convenient Sampling was used to select 100 nursing educators from different institutes of Karachi, Pakistan. A Questionnaire was used as a study tool for the study. Consent was taken from the participants at the beginning of the study and data was analyzed through SPSS software version 16.

Results: It has been found that nursing educators have knowledge regarding cooperative learning. They have positive attitude towards it but they are facing certain barriers in implementing these strategies. Few of the major barriers are workload, lack of motivation and management support.

Conclusions: Nursing educators have knowledge and competencies regarding cooperative learning. But more emphasis should be given on training with respect to cooperative learning as it will not only help in professional development of educators but also results in effective teaching.

Key words: Nursing Education, Cooperative learning, healthcare