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The purposes of this research were to 1) Develop and assess a quality of a blended learning model by transformative learning to enhance critical thinking ability of nursing students, and 2) Apply the model. Subjects were nursing students (n=32) who enrolled in a second year in a bachelor's degree at Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Uttaradit. Instruments consisted of knowledge questionnaires, survey questionnaires, and structure interview. Data analysis was implemented by using on Mean and Standard Deviation (SD.). Content analysis was performed on qualitative data.
Findings revealed that there were 5 components on the learning and teaching model. The 5 components were composed of 1) teachers, 2) authentic experience, 3) learning tools, 4) learning process, and 5) learning supportive technology. There were 2 steps such as 1) prebrief and 2) 9 steps learning and teaching comprised 2.1) self-examination, 2.2) serious and early evaluation on their own assumptions, 2.3) Open mind on changing, 2.4) providing learners facing with the critical issues that distorted from their own views, 2.5) Exploration of new options, 2.6) Planning new action, 2.7) Initial trying on new roles, 2.8) Creating ability and confidence on new roles, and 2.9) Integration and blending until it is a way of life based on new their own views. For applying on the model, the study showed that critical thinking skills among nursing students after learning by utilizing it were statistically higher than before learning (p <.05).
For satisfied evaluation, nursing students almost satisfied on the learning and teaching model on transformative learning with MOOC in the high level ( X= 4.31, SD. = .56). For each item, the majority of satisfaction was high. Nursing students also had chances on independently reflective writing that was in the highest level (X = 4.56, SD. = .66).
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