Knowledge construction & theory development
Yann-Fen C. Chao
College of Nursing
Taipei Medical University
Course Structure:3 hour per a week
The course is emphasized on guiding students to identify philosophical and theoretical bases of nursing knowledge, and the nature of scientific inquiry. The course addresses the outcome criterion of critical thinking through student activities such as exploration and critique of: (1) philosophical bases, (2) traditional and contemporary ways of acquiring knowledge, and (3) nursing current status of knowledge development with exploration of future directions. The course builds upon previous knowledge of nursing theory development in master nursing programs and serves as the promotion to modes of theory development and application for the doctoral students.