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Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 2180-2195; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.129167
This paper aims to evaluate nursing students’ academic motivation, using as methodology descriptive research with quantitative approach. The result indicates a significant statistic of students already working in the nursing technical area (p 0.001). The results show self-determined motivational profile in regard to motivations and academic perspectives, with higher level of motivation autonomy, featuring students committed to satisfying their personal and professional need for development. It was verified the absence of motivation in small groups of students. The conclusion indicates that learning about the students’ academic motivational profile highlights the importance of examining the continuous process of self-determination, following paths for growth and quality of human relatedness, and giving us a glance into effective and significant learning toward excellence in the professional training and efficient and humanized professional practice.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 2277-2282; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.1210172
In this article analysis of pedagogical research reflecting normative documents of higher education in the field of engineering is described, which shows that they have certain prerequisites and conditions in future engineer professional competence formation. Methods, forms and means of teaching students in technical universities determined. The content of government educational standards in engineering higher education includeshumanities, natural sciences, engineering, production and practical components, as well as research, design, organizational, managerial and operational activities for technical university specialties to determine the general types of actions. Main terms such as professiogram with its components and requirements were described, including features, professional work specifics; the specialist model is a set of qualities in a specialist, ensuring successful implementation of problems arising in production and humanitarian activities.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 2066-2073; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.129158
The OBE education model is a kind of “learning output” oriented education model. In the construction of the course “Film and Television Production Technology and Art”, the OBE education concept is effectively integrated with the hybrid teaching mode. The article elaborates this topic from the construction of the teaching model, the effectiveness of the practice, and the matters that need attention in the practice. After practice, it is found that the model can effectively improve the teaching quality of the course and enhance students’ independent learning ability and comprehensive application ability.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 2002-2010; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.129153
Parents’ sufficient and correct sexual knowledge and positive attitude towards sex education are the prerequisites for carrying out family sex education. Through a questionnaire survey on the sexual knowledge and attitudes towards sex education of 1729 parents of children in senior classes (5 - 6 years old), the study found that parents’ sexual knowledge and sex education attitude were generally good, but the dimensions were uneven. Among them, the “children development” dimension of sex knowledge was the lowest, and the “obstacles of sex education” dimension was the lowest in the attitude of sex education; among the three background variables of parent’s gender, age and education background, the main effect of parent’s gender and education back- ground on sexual knowledge and attitude towards sex education were significant.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 1995-2001; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.129152
This article analyzing the application of research activities as a tool in bachelor’s research competence formation. Research background is a determination of bachelors’ research competence resulting in objective education systematic phenomena development. The research results in this work are objective knowledge reflected in the system of concepts in mathematical knowledge. To interpret the research competence definition, we consider bachelor students’ research skills competence formation during mathematics courses by performing various types of research activities. Based on the analysis and generalization, a connection between research competencies formations was revealed through the bachelor students’ research activities. In the higher education process, the scientific activity of bachelors planned and research competence is formed by effective problem teaching methods.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 2056-2065; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.129157
Drawing on an ecological perspective, this study investigated the link between classroom environment and willingness to communicate (WTC) in an EFL classroom. We applied a mixed methods approach to collect data from 389 Chinese students where a questionnaire was used before semi-structured interviews were conducted with fifteen participants. The results showed that there was a significant correlation between classroom dynamics and WTC in an EFL classroom. The qualitative data also showed the importance of the integrated individual, linguistic and environmental factors in shaping learners’ WTC in EFL classrooms. The in-depth findings of this inquiry suggest that language teachers should be mindful of the interdependence of all these involved factors that create students’ WTC in class.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 1977-1994; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.128151
The need to introduce co-creative approaches in education is nowadays seen as a way to support STEAM education. However, in collaborative activities, the team climate in which learners work seems to have an impact on them. In this context, this study sought to prove that team climate has an impact on the co-creativity of primary school students. Specifically, after completing a co-creative challenge, we administered the CoCreat questionnaire to 109 children, investigating three factors: the team climate in which the children operate, their co-creativity and, the process by which they complete the challenge. The results of the questionnaire showed that when children felt confident and could express their feelings freely within their team (i.e. a good team climate), this increased their scores for the last two factors. On the contrary, when children indicated that they were in an atmosphere of low trust, without conflict management, for example (i.e. a bad team climate), their scores on these two factors were greatly reduced. These results show that it is not enough to use co-creativity tools to develop co-creativity; one must be able to use them in a positive climate.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 1963-1976; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.128150
The use of educational resources as an integrative tool of health education for the prevention of diabetic foot facilitates the process of knowledge and adherence to self-care. The current study aimed to present the process of building an Open Educational Resource (OER) on self-care of the feet of Diabetic people entitled “Have you taken care of your foot today? Materials and Methods: This is an exploratory, descriptive study, with a qualitative approach, conducted from November 2019 to March 2020. The five stages of construction of the educational resource in E-book format were descripted and validated as a product of the Professional Master in Health and Technology Teaching at the State University of Health Sciences of Alagoas—UNCISAL, integrating the master’sthesis of the corresponding author. Result: Description of the educational resource’s building in the form of e-book, elaborated as a product of the master’s in education in Health and Technology. The construction was composed of five stages, comprising from the systematization of the contents to the insertion in the CAPES repository. Conclusion: The educational resource achieved the theoretical, methodological, and operational dimensions. The relevance of educational resources cannot be denied in the context of health education and must be regularly rethought and elaborated to keep up with the demands of socio-cultural changes. Beyond the construction of educational resources, it is essential to propose a reflection about the obstacles that still limit the accessibility and implementation of these resources to the public, thereby they can effectively contribute to health promotion and prevention strategies.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 1840-1847; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.128139
This research aims to investigate effect of learning using Natural Product Chemistry Laboratory Based on Sasambo Medicinal Plant (NPCL-SMP) on students’ metacognition skills. The research was conducted on sixth semester of 63 students of chemistry education program from one of the state universities in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia in 2020/2021. Students are divided into A class (experimental class) and B class (control class). The implementation was carried out according to the conditions of the COVID-19 outbreak. The laboratory implementation results showed an increase in the students’ metacognition skills in the experimental class moderate and the control class as low. The experimental class students who received NPCL-SMP learning had better abilities in setting goals, making plans, and determining task completion strategies, compared to the control class who did conventional laboratory. We concluded that NPCL-SMP can improve the students’ metacognition skills.
Creative Education, Volume 12, pp 1926-1938; https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2021.128147
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the delivery of the curriculum of dental schools. The psychological impact and coping strategies of dental students in Trinidad and Tobago are a matter of concern. In this study, dental students were asked to evaluate their mental health and coping strategies regarding COVID-19. Methods: A survey was conducted using an online platform. Demographic data was collected and the psychological impact was assessed. Participants were also questioned on their coping strategies. Descriptive statistics, Chi-square test, Mann-Whitney test and a logistic regression were performed. Results: A total of 108 out of 137 students participated. Their mean age was 22.96 years. High levels of stress (59.26%), anxiety(64.81%) and depression (76.85%) were observed among dental students. Nationality and gender played a significant role in the students’ mental health scores. Female students were more likely to experience stress, anxiety and depression than males (exp[β] = -0.38, -0.21, and -2.31). There were various coping mechanisms deployed by dental students. Conclusion: The elevated levels of stress, anxiety and depression in these dental students emphasize the need for psychological intervention.