Perceptions of Taiwanese nursing students’ English-language progression following interactive scenario development and role play

Robinson, Carolyn I., Harvey, Theresa M., & Tseng, Monica (2016) Perceptions of Taiwanese nursing students’ English-language progression following interactive scenario development and role play. Contemporary Nurse. (In Press)

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Abstract

Background: The English language has been recognised as an international language, enabling the globalisation of education and work opportunities. An institute in Taiwan has committed to strengthening English teaching by implementing a student-centred teaching and learning activity using role play. In addition, the involvement of a visiting teacher from Australia has been established.

Method: Data collection consisted of a questionnaire that collected qualitative and quantitative data that revealed student perceptions and attitudes towards learning English including nursing terminology, teamwork and communication.

Results: Fifty five of sixty students participating in the activity completed the questionnaire. Students regarded this as a positive experience for learning English, collegiality and teamwork.

Conclusion: This project revealed that students who are not generally exposed to English-speaking people enjoyed this experience. They gained confidence in their ability to learn English in a collegial atmosphere where teamwork and supportive relationships were developed, despite the perception that learning English was difficult.

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ID Code: 96495
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: English language, Nursing students, Student-centred learning, Role play, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/10376178.2016.1183463
ISSN: 1839-3535
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 04 Jul 2016 00:25
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 04:31

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