How adult are our learners? A cross sectional exploration of the learning characteristics of nursing students in a United Kingdom University

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dc.contributor.author Norrie, Peter
dc.contributor.author Dalby, Dave
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-24T11:32:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-24T11:32:18Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Norrie, P. and Dalby, D. (2007) How adult are our learners? A cross sectional exploration of the learning characteristics of nursing students in a United Kingdom University. Journal of research in nursing, 12 (4), pp. 319-329. en
dc.identifier.issn 1744-9871
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/2082
dc.description.abstract A quantitative research project was undertaken to investigate the learning characteristics of a cohort of nursing students, using Malcolm Knowles’ module of learning. The research findings did not conform to the module. There was no evidence that students gained more of the characteristics of andragogy as they progressed through their studies. Instead there was some evidence that students become less willing to take responsibility for their learning. This is of concern to all involved in health education. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.title How adult are our learners? A cross sectional exploration of the learning characteristics of nursing students in a United Kingdom University en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744987107075254
dc.researchgroup Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre


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