From Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered, A Faculty Mini-course
IF WE CARE FOR THEM - THEY WILL CARE
- The purpose of this mini-course is to provide an in-service for Nursing Faculty on the principles and significance of adopting and utilizing a learner-centered approach in nursing education
- Nursing faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of education; primarily for those not formally trained as nurse educators
- As a result of participating in the learning opportunity, the learner will
- Accurately describe learner-centered education principles
- Display a positive attitude toward using learner centered principles
- Identify several learner-centered strategies they can employ in their classrooms
Lesson 1 What is Learner Centered Teaching?
Lesson 2 Learner-Centered Teaching Strategies
Lesson 3 Self-Assessment and Re-direction
- As a result of this experience, you are hopefully a little better equipped to ask key questions about your courses, your programs and your teaching style. Only you can provide the answers through personal reflection and course evaluation.
- Are you leaner centered? Can you see the parallels between patient centered nursing and learner centered teaching, each with the underlying premise of care.
- We are poised to usher in the next generation of nurses. We already know we need nurses who have those 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.
- We have to first help usher in attitudes of acceptance, and development of a paradigm shift among faculty. Faculty need to appreciate the overwhelming list of benefits in fostering learning environments that support active, engaged, creative and deep learning; learning that promotes self-regulated, lifelong learners.
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- Salinas, M. F., Kane-Johnson, S. E., and Vasil-Miller, M. A., (2008). Long term learning, achievement tests, and learner centered instruction. Journal of scholarship of teaching and learning, 8, (3), 20-28). Retrieved from EBSCO Host.
- Sir Ken Robinson videoclip Website address