STUDY ON MEASURING STUDENTS’ APPROACHES TO LEARNING
An article was recently published about a study on measuring students’ approaches to learning in a clinical practicum led by T&LEMU Director Dr. Maggie Zhao in collaboration with Dr. Joyce Chung, Dr. Cecilia Chan and Dr. William Li. The article can be accessed at
This study aimed to measure nursing students’ approaches to learning in a clinical practicum using the Approaches to Learning at Work Questionnaire (ALWQ). Findings provided a useful psychometric evaluation of the ALWQ in the clinical practicum context, added evidence to the utility of the ALWQ for nursing education practice and research, and echoed the discussions from previous studies on the role of the contextual factors in influencing student choices of different learning strategies. They provided insights for clinical educators to measure nursing students’ approaches to learning and facilitate their learning in the clinical practicum setting.