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mirkazehi rigi Z, tafazoli M, karimi moonaghi H, taghipour A. The education effect based on Reflective Education on critical thinking skills of midwifery students. jmed 2020; 14 (4) :245-255
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1081-en.html
Instructor of Midwifery, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad ,Iran. , tafazolim@mums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Enhancing critical thinking is a challenge faced in Medical profession. Evaluation of data and choosing proper solution to reach a correct decision needs skillful thinking. One method of critical thinking, is conducive reflective Education to promoting the process of problem solving. Present studies is aimed at determining the education effect based on Reflective Education on critical thinking skills of midwifery students.
Methods: this semi experimental study or multi-group of pre and post training study design was performed on 60 midwifery students in Mashhad school of nursing and midwifery in 2016. The samples were selected by the convenience method and were randomly divided into two groups of Reflective Education based group and routine group. Content was similar in both groups. Data collecting tool was Watson Glaser test questionnaire. Students of based on Reflective Education group were trained by Experience writing, feedback, summaries for six hours during two weeks. Students of routine group were trained by lecture for six hours during two weeks. They were filled the Watson Glaser critical thinking test in the before and 1 month after study. Data was analyzed by SPSS software version 16 and descriptive statistical test, Mann-Whitney test, Wilcoxon test, Friedman test. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Result: The results indicated that one month after intervention, critical thinking skills were significantly increased in two groups (P < 0.05) and in critical thinking based group were more increased than routine group.
Conclusion: The gained information of this study could be the first step for doing researches to find better ways of intervening curriculum in order to promote critical thinking dimensions.
Keywords: Midwife Training, Critical Thinking, Reflective Education.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2019/11/26 | Accepted: 2020/01/11 | Published: 2020/03/15

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