Association Between the Use of Active Learning Strategies and Classroom Engagement Among Nursing Students

Anam Mohi-ud-Din, Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Syed Amir Gillani


Background: Learning is a whole life process which requires an appropriate learning environment. Research indicated that a number of different factors influence the student’s engagement in learning process. One of the most important factors is the use of active learning strategies in classroom environment. Active learning activities such as power point presentation, simulation, role play, case studies, reflection on learning and discussion enhance students meaningful processing, participation and focused attention. Active learning activities can be used to improve students learning outcomes through engaging them in learning process. Objective: The objective of the current study is to assess the association between the use of active learning strategies and classroom engagement among nursing students of The University of Lahore. Methods: A descriptive, correlational study was conducted on 117 nursing students of the University of Lahore. Participants were selected through convenient sampling technique. The data was collected through adopted questionnaire and analyzed on SPSS using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: According to analysis of study, p value was .015 and Pearson correlation value of active learning strategies and nursing students’ engagement was .225. It indicates that there is significant positive association between the use of active learning strategies and classroom engagement of nursing students (r=.225, p<0.05). Conclusions: Active learning strategies and student’s perception of active leaning in classroom has positive relationship with Classroom engagement of nursing students. Therefore, active learning strategies can be used in improving and enhancing the engagement of nursing students.

Keywords: Active Learning Strategies, Classroom Engagement, Nursing Students

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/62-08

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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