“Learning to learn” in Nursing Higher Education

Carolina González-Hernando, Miguel Ángel Carbonero- Martín, Fernando Lara-Ortega, Pedro Martín-Villamor


Objective. This study sought to evaluate improvement in selfdirected learning by nursing students at Universidad de Valladolid (Spain) after using problem-based learning methodology. Methodology. Ours was a quasi-experimental research with pretest and post-test of a single group. The sample consisted of 127 of a 135 total of students from the 2nd degree course in Nursing enrolled in the Sexual and Reproductive Health assignment and who had the opportunity to attend all problem-based learning
tutorials in the classroom and student group meetings outside the classroom. The Self-Directed Profile Inquiry Questionnaire instrument (CIPA, for the term in Spanish) by Cazares and Aceves was used for the self-regulated profile assessment, which consists of 41 reactives with options 1-5; the lower the score the better the profile for self-direction. It has five components: planning and selection of strategies, self-regulation and motivation, independence and autonomy, use of experience and critical conscience and interdependence, and social value. Results. The mean age was 23 years, 84.4% were women. The students had
a very good scores in their self-regulated learning profile before using problem-based learning (82.5), and after its application, they showed a statistically significant improvement (74.2) both in the overall score and in each of its components. Conclusion. The students’ self-regulated profile improved after using problembased learning, a finding that is of utmost importance to achieve autonomy and self-regulation in learning. The development of the “learning to learn” skill allows learning for life, which is necessary in 21st century nursing professionals. 

Abstract : 987 PDF (ENGLISH) : 204 HTML (ENGLISH) : 817 HTML(ESPAÑOL) : 630

Article Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Metrics powered by PLOS ALM

Esta publicación hace parte del Sistema de Revistas de la Universidad de Antioquia
¿Quieres aprender a usar el Open Journal system? Ingresa al Curso virtual
Este sistema es administrado por el Programa Integración de Tecnologías a la Docencia
Universidad de Antioquia
Powered by Public Knowledge Project