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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2012;18(1):43-52.
Published online December 31, 2011.
Effects of Simulation and Problem-Based Learning Courses on Student Critical Thinking, Problem Solving Abilities and Learning
Son, Young-Ju;Song, Young-A;
1Department of Nursing, Cheju Halla University
2Department of Nursing, Ansan University
간호학생의 비판적 사고성향, 문제해결능력과 학습에 대한 PBL과 S-PBL의 효과
손영주, 송영아
1제주한라대학교 간호과
2안산대학교 간호과
The purpose of the study was to discover long-term effects of Problem-based learning (PBL) and Simulation Problem-based learning (S-PBL) on critical thinking, problem solving abilities, learning attitude, motivation, and learning satisfaction among nursing students at Cheju Halla College. These students were taking problem based learning and simulation as a problem based learning method with an integrated curriculum. Methods: This study used a pretest-posttest with repeated measure design. Data was collected using convenience sampling from the beginning of the 1st semester to the end of the 2nd year when the PBL and S-PBL were completed by those who were enrolled in the integrated nursing curriculum. One-hundred eighty-three surveys were collected and analyzed during the repeat data collection. Results: There we restatistically significant differences of critical thinking, problem solving abilities, learning attitude, motivation and satisfaction post PBL and S-PBL. Conclusion: This study contributes to our understanding of outcomes from the PBL and S-PBL approach. The students undertaking PBL and S-PBL demonstrated that they developed a more positive attitude about their educational experience. In addition, students' tendency to think critically and problem solve improved through the use of the PBL and S-PBL approach.
Key Words: Problem-Based Learning, Problem solving, Nursing Students

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