Comparison of the Effect of Lecture and Self-Centered Learning on the Creativity of Nursing Students
Keywords:Creativity, education, Self-centered learning, lecture, nursing student.
Objectives: Creativity is considered as the base of educational evolution. Creativity can increase awareness and ability as an important factor in students .To determine and compassion of two education Program of verbal training and self-centered study on the creativity of nursing students. Method: This semi experimental study was conducted on 80 second-semester students at nursing college in Kerman, Iran. Students were selected through available sampling. Before and after educational intervention, the students’ level of creativity was assessed with questionnaires and data were analyzed with statisticalanalytical tests and SPSS software. Results: A paired t-test revealed that there was no significant difference in the score of creativity before and after the lecture educational method(p-value<0/36).The level of creativity in the self-centered learning group was significantly higher than that of students in the verbal training group(p<0/000). Conclusions: The present study suggests a significant difference between self-directed learning and lecture groups so that a Significant increase in the score of creativity was observed in the self-centered learning group and the score of creativity is higher in the self-directed learning than in the verbal method of learning.