A Design of Case Based Learning for Promoting Learning Outcomes in Practicum

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Supannee Kanhadilok
Chutima Malai

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Case Based Learning (CBL) is an important method to improve clinical judgment, critical thinking, Case Based Learning (CBL) is an important method to improve clinical judgment, critical thinking,problem solving thinking and teamwork skill. CBL consists of: case selection, case analysis, brainstorming,learning objective formulating, new finding disseminating, result sharing, areas of improvement identifying forclinical practice. Learners are able to apply knowledge for problem solving in practices. There are dimensionsof CBL including: written case study, small group learners as active learners, teachers focusing on significantcontent by using discussing techniques, questioning, guiding learning methods, and learning resources andsupporting learning environment encouraging learner’s thinking independently and widely. Therefore, CBLis used to encourage and develop problem solving skills that are reasonable and to prepare the learner forreal world situations. Learning environment that provides learner’s opportunity to think independently andextensively. Therefore, CBL is used to encourage problem solving skills and to apply in real situation bydeveloping higher thinking levels. Teachers and learners participate in discussion about case study that relateto knowledge from theory, and how to apply to practice. The goal is to better prepare the learners for theactual nursing practice.

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