Changing to learner-centred education : challenges experienced by nurse educators in Taiwan

Chiang, Ching-Kuei, Chapman, Helen McGregor, & Elder, Ruth (2010) Changing to learner-centred education : challenges experienced by nurse educators in Taiwan. Nurse Education Today, 30(8), pp. 816-820.

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This paper reports the challenges experienced by nurse educators in changing a teacher-centred, content-driven approach to teaching and learning to a learner-centred, process-driven approach within a School of Nursing in Taiwan. While a general movement towards a learner-centred approach was achieved, the curriculum transformation process was complex and inevitably slow with many challenges. First the study is outlined, with the key challenges experienced by the participating nurse educators explicated and illuminated with excerpts drawn from the research data. This is followed by a discussion of possible reasons for the challenges and how they were overcome and the transition process from teacher-centred to learner-centred education facilitated.

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ID Code: 38826
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Taiwan, HERN, learner-centred education, curriculum change, Action research
DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.03.002
ISSN: 0260-6917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 26 Nov 2010 00:52
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

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