DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM THINKING LEARNING PROCESS MODEL FOR THE NURSING STUDENTS
Mahidol University, Faculty of Nursing (THAILAND)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Page: 46 (abstract only)
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:A model of system thinking learning process is a guideline for learner-centered approaches in an educational qualification framework era. The objectives of this research were 1) to develop a model of system thinking learning process, and 2) to test the developed system thinking learning process model. The research methods consisted of two steps. Firstly, a system thinking learning process model was developed by the action research cycle related critical collaborative, reflective practitioners, accountable in making the results, self-evaluative, and participative problem-solving from 8 groups of teaching and learning from 284 nursing students. Secondly, the developed system thinking learning process model was tested using the confirmatory teaching and learning with oriented project-based learning from 8 groups of 286 nursing students in health promotion subjects.
The research findings found that the system thinking learning process model were outcome-based curriculum. The system thinking learning process model not only focused on learners as the centre but also emphasized perfect human development as well as the development of intelligence and knowledge to reach a happy social life. The system thinking learning process model consisted of 4 components as follows: 1) Concept of systems thinking learning process; 2) Guidelines for system thinking learning process; 3) Methods of system thinking learning; 4) Outcome of implementing the system thinking learning process. With a 1-5 rating score, the students who test system thinking learning process model were convinced that the model was appropriate for the educational approach in nursing with a score 4.78. This model should be applied in other courses whilst the score was at 4.88.
Keywords: Model development, systems thinking learning process, nursing students.