MILIEU, ATTITUDE & COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING

Recently, student-centered learning has found its place in the Philippine nursing education yet there was very limited literature as to how Filipino learners take it. This article: (a) described the assessment of implementation of student-centered learning (SCL) in the B.S. Nursing (BSN) program and (b) determined the relationships of attitude, milieu and cognitive aspects of SCL. This correlational study underwent institutional review before a sample of 250 nursing students completed the 50-item 4-point Likert Questionnaire with Chronbach α 0.94.

This study showed that Filipino nursing students assessed the implementation of both social and physical milieu as mostly acceptable. Furthermore, SCL was assessed as completely acceptable to be fittingly supportive of the nursing students’ self-directedness, inventive skills, reasoning skills and made them even more innovative, critical thinker, expressive, and collegial. They assessed the entire SCL experience as suitable and adaptive to the demands of real-life challenges. This study supported other study findings that SCL milieu, attitude and cognitive aspects are interrelated to each other. This may be suggestive that further enhancing the SCL milieu would correspondingly generate more desirable attitudes and cognitive attributes among nursing students. Full implementation of SCL may be recommended to other nursing schools.

 Keywords: Milieu, Cognitive, Attitude, Student-Centered Learning, Nursing Education.

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