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Vitenskapelig foredrag

Building research capacity in nursing education in Malawi – a key to information competence, critical thinking and change

  • Bodil Tveit
  • Eva Merethe Solum og
  • Modesta Simango


Navn på arrangementet: 16th annual IEASA conference
Sted: Cape Town
Dato fra: 29. august 2012
Dato til: 1. september 2012


Arrangørnavn: International Education Association of South Africa

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Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2012

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Building research capacity in nursing education in Malawi – a key to information competence, critical thinking and change


To meet the shortage of qualified health workers in Malawi, a strategic partnership between 6 University colleges in Norway and 12 Nursing colleges in Malawi was established in 2005. Through the program “Improved health training in Malawian Nursing Colleges” the partnership has significantly contributed towards increasing capacity and improving quality of the Malawian nurse/midwife education. Phase 2 of the program (2010 – 2013) is mainly focusing on competence building. One of the key activities has been a research training activity for educators (teachers), based on a leaning by doing strategy. 22 Nurse-educators from 11 Malawian Nursing Colleges have participated in a 3 step training where the participants first developed their own research proposals, and then, under supervision, went through the stages of a research process; data collection, analyzing and report writing/dissemination of results. The proposals focused on nursing education and were based on the participants own experiences, ideas, and interests. The aims of the training program were several. A main purpose was to enhance the teacher’s capacity to identify problems and to analyze critically their own experiences and practices. A second intention was to improve the participants “information literacy” and knowledge as research users, by training them in how to search for relevant literature related to their problems/themes. A third intended outcome was to encourage the participant’s ability to initiate changes based on their findings and results. The aim of this paper is to share experiences from this intervention, and to elaborate on the theoretical assumptions behind this approach as well as to discuss possible pathways further.


Bodil Tveit

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Fakultet for helsefag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole

Eva Merethe Solum

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap ved Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge

Modesta Simango

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Malawi
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