Learning-as-testing: a Heideggerian hermeneutical analysis of the lived experiences of students and teachers in nursing

ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 1992 Mar;14(3):72-83. doi: 10.1097/00012272-199203000-00010.


The Curriculum Revolution, a major call for reform, is underway in nursing education. To shape future research and to develop and test alternative approaches it is imperative to understand and critique current practices in nursing education. This article serves a dual purpose. It presents an interpretive study on the lived experiences of students and teachers in testing and evaluating learning. It also serves as a forum to discuss issues and to evoke thinking about the need for alternative approaches in nursing education.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Educational Measurement
  • Faculty, Nursing*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Learning*
  • Life Change Events*
  • Nursing Methodology Research / methods*
  • Nursing Methodology Research / standards
  • Self Concept*
  • Social Isolation
  • Students, Nursing / psychology*