Nursing problem-based learning activity: Song writing and singing

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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Abstract

The function of song is not only to deliver individual's messages, but also to serve as a learning approach to facilitate students' learning. To observe the effectiveness of songs in facilitating students' learning, a Problem-based Learning (PBL) class with twenty students was divided into four groups with five students per group. Each group was asked to write a song based on two given scenarios, to sing the song out loud, and to participate in a follow-up focus group interview afterwards. The four songs reflected the students' understanding of academic knowledge and their perspectives toward the protagonists in the presented scenarios. Two songs are presented in this paper to demonstrate how the approach was carried out in the nursing PBL class. This paper aims to show the implication of song writing and singing in PBL and shed some light on teaching and learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-384
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Nursing education
  • Problem-based learning
  • Singing
  • Song writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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