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ERIC Number: EJ845017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0318-9090
Critical Thinking in the Online Nursing Education Setting: Raising the Bar
Carter, Lorraine; Rukholm, Ellen; Mossey, Sharolynn; Viverais-Dresler, Gloria; Bakker, Debra; Sheehan, Carolynn
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, v32 n1 p27-46 Spr 2006
This article explores the effectiveness of writing to help nurse-learners develop critical thinking in an asynchronous, online learning environment. The formal written assignments of students in an online nursing health assessment program were analyzed for evidence of critical thinking according to Johns' Model of Structured Reflection (Johns, 1995) based on Carper's Ways of Knowing in Nursing (Carper, 1978), as well as for growth in discipline-specific writing. Informal contributions by participants and the instructor were studied for evidence of interaction. Results indicated that the online learning environment provided an effective forum that facilitated critical thinking and reflection through writing. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada