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Nowadays, education system was changed to the 21st century and students are generation Z groups who use technology for learning and sharing in classroom. Therefore, this classroom research which investigating effectiveness of learning outcomes of flipped classroom and self-directed learning characteristics is necessary to develop the learning and teaching management in classroom. The objective of this study was to examine the learning outcomes of flipped classroom and self-directed learning approaches in the second year nursing students who attended the Adult Nursing course.
The learning outcomes were determined by pre and post test scores, final examination score, and self-directed learning characteristics. The flipped classroom and self-directed learning approaches were applied to 148 students in the 7 hours of orthopedic topic. The self-directed learning characteristics were measured by self-report questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and dependent t-test.
The results showed that the mean post-test score was significantly higher than the pre-test score (p< .001). Moreover, 90.54% of the students had the final examination scores in the orthopedics topic more than 50%. In addition, the students had the mean score of self-directed learning characteristics significantly higher after participated in this classroom activities compared to before participated (p< .01). Therefore, flipped classroom is suggested for implementing with nursing students.
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