The enquiry-based learning experience: an evaluation project

Ashby, J., Hubbert, V., Cotrel-Gibbons, L., Cox, K., Digan, J., Lewis, K., Langmack, G., Matiti, M., McCormick, D., Roberts, L., Taylor, D., Thom, N., Wiggs, M. and Wilson, L. (2006) The enquiry-based learning experience: an evaluation project. Nurse Education in Practice, 6 (1). pp. 22-30. ISSN 1471-5953

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2005.05.008

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Abstract

A research and nursing development initiative group consisting of health lecturers and lecturer practitioners set out to evaluate how learners and teachers felt about the introduction of an enquiry based learning (EBL) approach to education. Five focus groups, teachers (1 group) post-registration students (1 group) and preregistration diploma students (3 groups) were interviewed. Discussions were tape recorded, transcribed, and analysed. The results revealed that students and teachers held disparative views on the efficiency of EBL. Teachers, surprisingly, felt more doubtful and discouraged than learners. Several concerns were raised over the ability of EBL to establish a foothold in a curriculum more noted for a pedagogical stance on learning. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Keywords:Nursing
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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