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An assessment of teaching strategies used by lecturers at a nursing college in Mpumalanga

T. J. Maunye, S. M. Meyer, C. E. van Velden
Curationis | Vol 32, No 3 | a1221 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v32i3.1221 | © 2009 T. J. Maunye, S. M. Meyer, C. E. van Velden | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 September 2009 | Published: 06 September 2009

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T. J. Maunye, Mpumalanga Nursing College, South Africa
S. M. Meyer, University of Pretoria, South Africa
C. E. van Velden, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The need for the utilization of various teaching strategies by lecturers when facilitating learning cannot be overemphasized. The aim of this study was to establish if lecturers at a Nursing College in Mpumalanga were using teaching strategies that could facilitate the personal development of nursing learners. A quantitative approach was followed for this study. The participants of the study were all lecturers at a Nursing College in Mpumalanga. Data was gathered by means of a questionnaire. Descriptive statistics were used to describe and summarize data regarding the type of teaching strategies used and the recommendations that could enhance the utilization of various teaching strategies. The data revealed that the teaching strategies mostly utilized required active participation of the learners namely: formal/informal writing of assignments; learner-led class presentation; group sessions; clinical case studies; role-playing and clinical rounds. Inclusion of certain strategies such as problem-based learning, structured accompaniment and computer literacy for learners could enhance the personal development of nursing learners.
Although lecturers did use some of the teaching strategies that could enhance the personal development of nursing learners, staff development regarding the utilization of various teaching strategies was highlighted as an important factor to be considered. Other findings revealed that lack of resources have a negative influence on the utilization of various teaching strategies.

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