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, 52(5), pp. 590-601.

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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.


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.


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.


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
Additional Information: Special Issue: Contemporary Issues in Nursing Education
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: 14 May 2017 22:13

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