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Volume 4, Number 1 / February issue 2018
Diane L. Hice
Concept-based learning and enhancement of metacognition in nursing education
Abstract

A concept-based curriculum uses overall principles with broad perspectives and applies them to relevant scenarios. In contrast to content-focused instruction, these broader-based concepts can have wide-reaching applicability. Concept-based attributes such as problem-solving, analysis, mapping, and critical thinking can reinforce metacognitive skills and promote higher-order thinking. These constructs are of particular importance to the provision of quality nursing care.
A review of the literature was conducted to explore concept-based learning and how it informs metacognition in nursing education. Further experience, research and faculty education is needed to demonstrate the success of content-based learning, its influence on metacognitive development, and, most importantly, its promise to ensure safe, high quality patient care.
Keywords: metacognition, metacognition and nursing practice, concept-based education, concept-based teaching in nursing

Cite this article:
Diane L. Hice. Concept-based learning and enhancement of metacognition in nursing education. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 4(1)2018, 10-19.


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