The impact of engaging pharmacy students in argumentation activities to develop their argumentation skills, critical thinking skills and understanding of pharmacist professional practice issues

Shelley Appleton

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

As the working life of pharmacists becomes increasingly complex, pharmacy students need sophisticated decision-making skills. This mixed methods research investigated the impact of engaging pharmacy students in activities to develop their argumentation skills, critical thinking skills and understanding of professional practice. Two cohorts participated: those taught argumentation skills and those not. Data were collected by pre- and post-test questionnaires, interviews, and student reflections. Students who engaged in argumentation activities had improved argumentation skills, critical thinking skills, and understanding of professional practice. This research demonstrates how the explicit teaching of argumentation can be used to develop pharmacy students' thinking skills.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Dawson, Vaille, Supervisor
  • Howitt, Christine, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date4 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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