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Title: Development of critical attitude in fundamentals of professional care discipline: A case study
Author: Waterkemper, Roberta
Do Prado, Marta Lenise
Medina, José Luis (Medina Moya)
Schmidt, Kenya
Keywords: Estudiants universitaris
Pensament crític
College students
Critical thinking
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This is a qualitative case study to identify the contributions of a critical pedagogical technique in developing critical attitudes of graduating nursing students in Brazil. Fourteen students participated in this study. Data were collected from March to August 2010 using triangulation of non-participant observation, interview and document analysis. The collected data were transcribed to Word documents, which were subsequently imported into ATLAS.ti, version 6.2, for organisation and qualitative data analysis. The analysis was based on the work of Minayo (2010). The following three thematic analysis units were constructed: feeling free seeking the liberty to learn to admire, admiring by curiosity and reflecting about the admired object. The results of the thematic categories reveal that the students understand that they are free to have an active role in their education, and the teacher facilitates this process; thus, the students have a raison d'ètre, or reason for being, free. Feeling free, the student can exercise their curiosity when facing the given situations and topics, which challenges them to make decisions based on their awareness of the world.
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It is part of: Nurse Education Today, 2014, vol. 34, num. 4, p. 581-585
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ISSN: 0260-6917
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