Journal of Nursing

Journal of Nursing

ISSN 2056-9157
Original Research

Using a learning log to support students understanding and engagement within a research module

Marie Kerin1 and Owen Doody2*

*Correspondence: Owen Doody

1. Undergraduate student, General nursing, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Author Affiliations

2. Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick, Ireland.


Evidenced-based practice research is a common phrase in discussions regarding patient care. As a profession nursing/midwifery has a responsibility to educate their students with a primary focus on research based practice. Within education assessment is a significant feature which influences, what and how students decide to learn and generally learning is dependent on the quality of assessment. One method that has become popular to support learning and assessment is the use of a learning log. This article presents the use of a learning log as a learning and assessment process for undergraduate nursing and midwifery students and presents a student and module leader reflective comments. The use of a learning log was driven by the educators desire to be innovative when delivering a research module to students who often hold the view that research is a difficult and undesirable subject to study.

Keywords: Learning log, research, student, nursing/midwifery education, undergraduate, module

ISSN 2056-9157
Volume 5
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