The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of case-based learning (CBL) on learning motivation and learning satisfaction of nursing students in a human physiology course. Methods: The development and application of CBL scenarios was conducted from February to June, 2013. Nursing students (n=142) who registered for a human physiology course were assigned into either a control or CLB group. The control group received traditional lectures for 14 weeks. The CBL group received the same 14-week lectures and an additional 5 CBL sessions. The learning motivation and satisfaction were measured by questionnaires at the beginning and the end of the semester. Seven students in the CBL group were randomly selected for a focus-group interview. Quantitative data were analyzed by χ2-test and t-test, and qualitative data were analyzed by content analysis. Results: The learning motivation and learning satisfaction were not significantly different between the two groups. However, 59% of the CBL group answered with a positive impression on the CBL approach as it helped them to feel a sense of achievement, excitement, to form their identity as nursing students, and so on. Conclusion: These findings suggest that the CBL could be a challenging but useful learning method in a physiology course for nursing students. Further studies with guidance, such as instructors’ questions and feedback design are needed to utilize CBL more effectively.
Korean Society of Biological Nursing Science (Stay Connected)
Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Ulsan, 88, Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, KR 05505, Republic of Korea
Tel : +82-2-3010-5311 (Contact JKBNS Customer care: email@example.com)
Copyright JKBNS. All Rights Reserved. Design by Hakjisa Pub.