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Photovoice: An active learning tool with community nursing students.

Andina-Díaz, E., Welch, L., Siles-González, J., Serrano-Fuentes, N., Gutiérrez-García, A. I. and Solano-Ruiz, M., 2024. Photovoice: An active learning tool with community nursing students. Public Health Nursing. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1111/phn.13285


Objective: To assess nursing students’ experiences of using photovoice as a pedagogical approach to active learning in the community. Methods: A descriptive design with a cross-sectional mixed-method questionnaire was used with 108 students following an educational activity, in which their communities were photographed and the impact of the pandemic on vulnerable populations was reflected. Descriptive statistics and thematic analysis were used to analyze the data. Results: Seventy eight percent of the students felt that photovoice was an interesting and useful tool for nurses, 89% affirmed it helped stimulate reflection on social and health inequities in times of pandemic, 82% described that it developed many emotions and feelings and 86% would like to disseminate their photographs directly to stakeholders, citizens, and politicians. Three themes were identified in the data: “stimulate critical reflection”, “develop emotional skills”, and “encourage action”. Conclusions: Photovoice is a successful active learning pedagogical approach that engages nursing students to develop critical awareness while connecting with their communities, with the real world. It fosters students' sensitivity and motivation and encourages them to take action. Teachers need to introduce new scaffolds for active learning, such as photovoice, to provide innovative academic support that nurtures and develops the next generation of nurses appropriately.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:active learning; community; nursing students; photovoice; social interaction; teaching and learning
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:39645
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:02 Apr 2024 08:36
Last Modified:02 Apr 2024 08:36


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