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Does concept mapping enhance learning outcome of nursing students?

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(2016) Does concept mapping enhance learning outcome of nursing students? Nurse Education Today. pp. 129-132. ISSN 0260-6917

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Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the concept mapping as a teaching method in the academic achievement of nursing students. Method: This quasi-experimental study was conducted using a crossover design among two groups of total 64 nursing students. Participants were asked to create concept maps (group A) or were evaluated with the traditional method of quiz (group B) for eight weeks and then take a cumulative test (no. 1). Consequently, subjects used the alternate method for another eight weeks and then take the second cumulative test (no. 2). Results: The results of this study showed that the mean scores for cumulative tests (both no. 1 and no. 2) was higher in the group that engaged in map construction compared to the group that only take the quizzes. In addition, there was a gradual increase in the mean scores of developed map during the eight sessions of intervention. Conclusion: In conclusion, concept mapping has a positive effect on students' academic achievement. These findings could provide valuable evidence for establishing concept mapping as a continuous teaching strategy for nursing students. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Concept mapping Nursing education Nursing students Academic learning Nurse concept maps self-regulation education Education & Educational Research Nursing
Page Range: pp. 129-132
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education Today
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 36
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ISSN: 0260-6917
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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