Effects of Team- based Learning on Problem-solving Ability and Teamwork Perceptions of Nursing students
Keywords:Team- based Learning, Problem-solving ability, Teamwork perceptions, Nursing students
This mixed-method research determined the effect of team- based learning on problem-solving ability and teamwork perceptions of nursing students who studied Nursing Care of Persons with Health Problems II in the Bachelor of Nursing Science Program of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Saraburi. Simple random sampling was used to recruit a sample of 108 nursing students and divided into two groups, 54 nursing students in the intervention group and 54 nursing students in the control group. The intervention group was taught using team- based learning, whereas the control group was taught by the regular method of curriculum. The instrument used in this study consisted of the problem-solving ability tests and teamwork perceptions survey items. The data analysis was done using the descriptive statistics of percentage, mean, standard deviation, and t-test. The results of this study were as follows 1) Mean score of problem-solving ability after the experiment were significantly higher than before the experiment at the statistical level of .001. 2) The intervention group showed the significantly higher mean score of problem-solving ability than the control group after the experiment at the statistical level of .05. and 3) Teamwork perceptions have mean score 3.68 and results of the focus group showed the following data 1) class engagement, 2) use more reasoning to problem solving and decision 3) develop team-adaptability skill 4) accountability and 5) satisfaction in learning.The results of this study can be used for promoting team- based learning to develop problem-solving ability and teamwork skills of nursing students.
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