Student's expectations and experiences of meaningful simulation-based medical education

Eliisa Tuulikki Keskitalo, Heli Mirja Anneli Ruokamo

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate students’ expectations and experiences of meaningful learning in simulation-based learning environments. We set the following research question: How do students’ experiences of meaningful simulation-based learning correspond to their expectations? The students’ (n = 87; male 51, female 36) pre- and post-questionnaires were analysed using statistical methods. The results indicated that students’ expectations and experiences of meaningful learning were positive, and for most statements, there were statistically significant differences between the mean pre-questionnaire rating and the mean post-questionnaire rating indicating that students’ actual experiences of simulation-based learning were more positive than their expectations. Thus, students’ experiences exceeded their expectations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalSeminar.net
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • simulation -based medical education
  • meaningful learning
  • students
  • expectations
  • experiences
  • qu antitative study

Field of science

  • Media education

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