Approaches to teaching: current opinions and related research

Nurse Educ Today. 2005 Oct;25(7):502-8. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2005.03.007. Epub 2005 Sep 6.


Three approaches to teaching and learning are introduced. Each approach has its relative merits and disadvantages. Ideally, each approach should not be used in isolation. The use of facilitatory approaches to teaching and learning should be encouraged to assist the development of problem solving, decision making skills and creative and critical thinking in nurses, particularly those studying on competency-based education and training courses and programmes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Nursing / methods*
  • Education, Nursing / trends*
  • Educational Measurement / methods
  • Faculty, Nursing
  • Humans
  • Problem-Based Learning / methods
  • Teaching / methods*
  • Teaching / trends*