APPLICATION OF ACTION RESEARCH TO MONITOR CROSS CULTURAL TEACHING AND LEARNING TO OVERSEAS QUALIFIED NURSES IN AUSTRALIA
Victoria University (AUSTRALIA)
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Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Page: 3626 (abstract only)
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Education programs for overseas qualified nurses to enable registration in Australia have been conducted for a number of years at various universities.
This paper presents a case study of one group of overseas qualified nurses using action research to monitor a pre-registration course offered in an Australian university.
This paper is developed in the following way, first action research is defined and the way it is used in this case is described.
Second, a brief outline of the initial pre-registration course for overseas qualified is presented.
Third, the way action research is used in an ongoing way to evaluate teaching staff descriptions on reactions to students learning, replan teaching strategies in line with those reactions, and subsequently to further evaluate and modify their teaching approaches is described.
Finally, the improvements recommended during the process are set out for discussion.
Keywords: Action research, nursing, overseas qualified.