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ERIC Number: EJ884119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
University Students' Perceptions of a Holistic Care Course through Cooperative Learning: Implications for Instructors and Researchers
Pan, Peter Jen Der; Pan, Gloria Huey-Ming; Lee, Ching-Yieh; Chang, Shona Shih Hua
Asia Pacific Education Review, v11 n2 p199-209 Jun 2010
The benefits of cooperative learning have been advocated in a wide range of educational contexts in higher education. There is, however, rare information on the contributions of holistic education courses on college students. Using grounded theory methods, this preliminary study was to explore participants' perceptions of a holistic care course through cooperative learning. The results indicated that five primary categories including learning environment construction, multiple learning processes, cognitive change, solitary learning and transfer, and personal growth emerged as prominent and consistent themes. Moreover, positive and negative feelings about the learning experience, a greater understanding of holistic knowledge, and an enlargement of the experiences of connecting to others were also found. Finally, a pattern of university students' construction of holistic knowledge was developed, and several research questions were generated. Future implications for research and practice on the holistic curriculum and cooperative learning in higher education were also suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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