Traditionally, a learning lab is used to train students’ skills before they enter clinical practice. In the learning lab at the School of Nursing in Aarhus, innovations have been introduced where the scope of functions varies depending on students’ individual learning process. Nursing students are entirely different as regards learning styles, preferences for teaching methods and current experiences. This calls for self-directed activities reflecting these differences.

Experiences from two pedagogic scenarios in the learning lab are described. Important findings are that the innovations in pedagogic methods seem to strengthen the students’ reflection and development of new skills. Tendencies among students to be motivated for further individual theoretical and practical studies are also observed.