Teaching and learning in all forms of education is being increasingly reviewed in a climate of educational accountability.
The literature generally displays a certain irrationality about nurse education ; on the one hand teachers are espousing student-centred ideologies while on the other hand, students are expressing preferences for teacher-structured approaches.
The research on nurse education generally concludes that the roles of teacher and student operate around a mechanistic view of man with the teacher being viewed as the font of all knowledge and the students the passive recipients of that which was given.
This paper reports on related background issues, and a study of the teaching/learning preferences of student nurses from general, psychiatric, sick children's and mental handicap nursing.
Whilst students reflected preferences for more teacher-structured strategies, significant differences were identified between the preferences of the four groups of student nurses.
It is concluded that any insistence on a doctrinaire approach to teaching and learning would be unnecessarily restrictive to the whole process of nurse education.
Nurse tutors therefore need to reflect on what they do, particularly that which influences the relationship between the students and what they learn.
It is then the responsibility of nurse tutors to act on what they have learned about that relationship and their part in it.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Etudiant, Préférence, Choix, Formation professionnelle, Enseignement, Irlande, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Human, Student, Preference, Choice, Occupational training, Teaching, Ireland, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0229165
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.