Skip to the content

Vicarious learning: A review of the literature

Roberts, D 2010, 'Vicarious learning: A review of the literature' , Nurse Education in Practice, 10 , pp. 13-16.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (147kB)

    Abstract

    Experiential learning theory stresses the primacy of personal experience and the literature suggests that direct clinical experience is required in order for learning to take place. However, raw or first hand experience may not be the only mechanisms by which students engage in experiential learning. There is a growing body of literature within higher education which suggests that students are able to use another’s experience to learn: vicarious learning. This literature review aims to outline vicarious learning within a nursing context. Many of the studies regarding vicarious learning are situated within Higher Education in general, however, within the United States these relate more specifically to nursing students. The literature indicates the increasing global interest in this area. This paper reveals that whilst the literature offers a number of examples illustrating how vicarious learning takes place, opinion on the role of the lecturer is divided and requires further exploration and clarification. The implications for nurse education are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Education in Practice
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1471-5953
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 15:02
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:48
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13971

    Actions (login required)

    Edit record (repository staff only)

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics