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Nurse Educ Today. 2011 Feb;31(2):204-7. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.06.002. Epub 2010 Jul 23.

Promotion of critical thinking by using case studies as teaching method.

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Abstract

This paper examines the use of case studies as teaching strategies to promote critical thinking. Critical thinking and case studies are defined as teaching method. The benefits and limitations of case studies are also discussed. The literature review investigates research studies that have indicated how case studies facilitate and promote active learning, help clinical problem solving, and encourage the development of critical thinking skills. Using case studies in teaching will assist nurse educators in promoting active learning; furthermore, it will help in developing critical thinking skills, which are extremely important for nurses and other health care professionals.

PMID:
20655632
DOI:
10.1016/j.nedt.2010.06.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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