Awareness, Attitude and Perception on Problem Based Learning (PBL) among the Nurse Educators
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Problem Based Learning is an emerging newer approach to nursing education in which the students learn collaboratively by confronting the clinical problems. A goal of PBL is to prepare the students for lifelong learning by engaging them in active learning, and equip them with necessary skills for personal and professional development.
To assess awareness, attitude and perception on problem based learning (PBL) among the nurse educators
Material and Methods
A non experimental research, descriptive study design with cross sectional survey approach was carried out among 87 purposefully selected nurse educators employed in 11 Nursing Institutes at Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. Expert validated, pre tested structured questionnaire was used to gather data from the participants. The collected data was coded, analyzed with descriptive and inferential statistics wherever is required.
The findings revealed that majority of nurse educators were well aware about PBL and its usefulness in nursing education. Alongside, participants had positive attitude and perception towards PBL method. However there was a combination of barriers existed for effective implementation of PBL.
Results of study highlights that the nurse educators had better understanding, attitude and perception towards PBL method. Further, the combination of traditional conventional lecture learning with PBL could be effective way of teaching and learning for the students in nursing sciences.
Awareness, attitude, perception, problem based learning, nurse educators.