STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS of the Learning Experience in a LARGE CLASS ENVIRONMENT

Leufer, Therese (2007) STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS of the Learning Experience in a LARGE CLASS ENVIRONMENT. Nursing Education Perspectives, 28 (6). pp. 322-326. ISSN 15365026

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Abstract

This study investigated the learning experiences of nursing students in a large class environment.The setting was one school of nursing located in a major academic teaching hospital in the Republic of Ireland. The purpose of the study was to identify students' perceptions of the learning experience in large groups and key factors that affect the teaching and learning experience. Data were gathered using a semi-structured ques- tionnaire that incorporated elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches to inquiry. Respondents were asked their perceptions of the impact of class size on the learning experience. Their perceptions were analyzed to identify key factors thought to contribute to the learning experience in large classes. Respondents agreed that class size affected levels of participation, but they perceived this as only one of a number of influential factors, including teaching and learning strategies, teacher behaviors, and elements of classroom organization and management. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Nursing Education Perspectives is the property of National League for Nursing and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Leufer, Therese; Source Info: Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p322; Subject Term: MEDICAL education; Subject Term: NURSING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: NURSING students; Subject Term: HEALTH occupations students; Subject Term: NURSES; Subject Term: NURSING schools; Subject Term: TEACHING -- Vocational guidance; Subject Term: TEACHERS; Subject Term: IRELAND; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611510 Technical and trade schools; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools; Number of Pages: 5p; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MEDICAL education; NURSING -- Study & teaching; NURSING students; HEALTH occupations students; NURSES; NURSING schools; TEACHING -- Vocational guidance; TEACHERS; IRELAND
Depositing User: Colin Lowry
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 09:51
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2740

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