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Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing Students by Group Dynamics Abstract The aim of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effects of holding group-dynamic sessions in clinical training on critical thinking skills of baccalaureate nursing students. All 60 senior students were selected and randomly divided into two equal groups. Data collection tools included a demographic questionnaire and four forms of clinical reports based on nursing process. For students in the experimental group, selected topics on family health were discussed over 8-10 group-dynamic sessions, and for other students in the control group, routine educational program was performed. The scores of critical thinking skills were then compared in the two groups. T-test revealed a significant difference in total and partial scores of critical thinking skills in the two groups. Therefore, research hypothesis was supported. It can be concluded that applying "cooperative learning methods" appears to be helpful as a suitable approach in clinical training of nurses. Cooperative learning, motivational effects, and student characteristics: An experimental study comparing cooperative learning and direct instruction in 12th grade physics classes By Martin Ha¨nze , Roland Berger Abstract One hundred thirty-seven students in 12th grade physics classes participated in a quasi-experimental study comparing the jigsaw classroom method of cooperative instruction with traditional direct instruction. While no differences were found between the two conditions for physics achievement gains, the results revealed differences in students’ experience of the three basic needs (autonomy,
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course PSYCH 34 taught by Professor Dr.gines during the Spring '10 term at Philippine Normal University.

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