The Student Experience of Self-Managed Independent Learning (SMIL):  An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of Undergraduate Adult Nursing Students

Name:                  

Nikki Glendening

Thesis title:         

The Student Experience of Self-Managed Independent Learning (SMIL):  An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of Undergraduate Adult Nursing Students

Summary:           

Explores adult nursing students lived experiences and meanings attached to their undergraduate independent study.  The study identifies that student nurses experience this as an overwhelming emotional experience that threatens their concept of self.  It is also experienced as a temporal and social experience as they attempt to develop a sense of personal agency to direct and manage both the cognitive tasks and their emotional reactions to these challenges.

 Stage:                  

Writing up findings and preparing for thesis submission

 Relevant Publications to thesis:      

Glendening, N. 2017 “Understanding the experience of independent learning by student nurses:  Giving up our love affair with Knowles and adopting a more social constructivist approach and student centred pedagogy.”  2017 Annual Higher Education Academy’s  International Conference “Generation TEF:  Teaching in the spotlight.  4 – 6 th July 2017.  University of Manchester.