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The learning effects of using infant simulators in Family Life Education: A study of undergraduate students in Taiwan
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, Tzu-Chi University ; , Chang Gung University of Science and Technology

IJRSET Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 2243-7738 Publisher: Consortia Academia Publishing

Abstract

The purpose of this study explored the perceptions of undergraduate students who employed simulator infants in Family Life Education. All of the participants (N=156) were undergraduate students majoring in Family Studies programs in Taiwan. The data collection included quantitative reports of proper care scores, questionnaire, and qualitative data from focus group interviews and students\u2019 reflective journals. The results showed that participants realized the responsibilities, challenges and difficulties of caring for babies. They had more discussion and open communication with significant others. Infant simulators could be used in Family Life Education in undergraduate courses, and to provide the opportunity for students at the emerging adulthood to think about the consequences of unwanted pregnancy, commitment of parents, preparedness for being parents, and learning child care skills. The implications of the study indicated that infant simulators may be used in the stage of emerging adulthood and provided for faculty and develop curriculum and multiple teaching strategies in Family Studies.

Citation

Jang, L.F. & Lin, Y.M. (2016). The learning effects of using infant simulators in Family Life Education: A study of undergraduate students in Taiwan. International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology, 6(1),. Consortia Academia Publishing. Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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