Using the exploration of a story to consider the meaning of becoming older

Kirsten Jack


The aim of this study was to explore the use of a creative teaching method to facilitate learning about becoming older. An excerpt from a story was shared with a group of first year undergraduate student nurses. This was followed by a discussion of the holistic aspects of ageing. Use of this method encouraged a more critical discussion of ageing when compared to didactic teaching methods, and this approach is not restricted to nursing practice. This method can guide similar work in any subject in which assumptions can be challenged, and where meaningful discourse needs to be encouraged.




Learning Development, Creative Learning, Professional Development

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ISSN: 1759-667X