Abstract

This study examined the different learning processes used by novices and experts. Twenty semi-structured interviews were conducted with novice and expert nurses. Results indicated that novice learning was contingent on concept formation. Expert learning was identified as a constructivist process using active concept integration.

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Novice to Expert: How Do Professionals Learn?

This study examined the different learning processes used by novices and experts. Twenty semi-structured interviews were conducted with novice and expert nurses. Results indicated that novice learning was contingent on concept formation. Expert learning was identified as a constructivist process using active concept integration.