Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions

Journal Club Article: Bjork, R. A., Dunlosky, J., & Kornell, N. (2013). Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions. Annual Review of Psychology, 64, 417-444. Recognition that learning occurs outside formal learning environments and with online information it will be increasingly unsupervised. The Self Regulated Learner: Become Sophisticated As A Learner The process to become a truly effective…

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Enhancing learning approaches: Practical tips for students and teachers

Journal Club Article: Azer, S. A., Guerrero, A. P., & Walsh, A. (2013). Enhancing learning approaches: Practical tips for students and teachers. Medical Teacher, 35(6), 433-443. Background: To deliver an integrated curriculum such as problem-based learning (PBL), students need to develop a number of learning skills and competencies. These cannot be achieved through memorization of factual knowledge…

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Exploring Informal Learning Among Hospital Nurses.

Journal Club Article: Bjørk, I. T., Tøien, M., & Sørensen, A. L. (2013). Exploring informal learning among hospital nurses. Journal of Workplace Learning. Keywords: Informal learning; hidden curriculum; mentorship; peer learning; workplace learning; communities of practice. Aim: Explore opportunities for informal learning among nurses working on a hospital ward (Oslo, Norway). Method: Field study on 1…

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Knowledge Management

“Knowledge itself is power” Knowledge management (KM) “is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieve organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge” (Wikipedia, 2020). Questions for the Healthcare Team or Organisation How is knowledge captured? Is anything missed? How is knowledge…

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A Lens Into Adult Learning

Journal Club Article: Walters, S. (2006). Adult learning within lifelong learning: a different lens, a different light. Journal of Education, 39(1), 7-26. There is no summary for this article, more it is being shared for the educator to look at contrasts of reflections, considering education on a macro level, reflecting on your local education system and is…

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Cognitive Load Theory: Implications for nursing education and research

Journal Club Article: Chen, R., Dore, K., Grierson, L. E., Hatala, R., & Norman, G. (2014). Cognitive Load Theory: Implications for nursing education and research. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Archive, 46(2). Background Students in nursing and health education programs acquire a body ofknowledge, skills, and attitudes during their education in preparation forfuture practice. Use the definition…

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Checklists: Human Factors in Healthcare

For educators creating clinical resources such as guidelines or policies it can be a very difficult process keeping a balance between learning, adherence, content overload prevention, safety aspects, evidence based practice content, numerous hand hygiene reminders and incorporating interdisciplinary input into the document. What may have intended to be a practical ‘how to guide’ is…

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Mentorship & Mastermind Groups: Peer Support Networks

Building a network of support through mentorship, peer networking and engaging in mastermind groups as a community of practice are essential for growth and development. Mastermind groups can provide honest feedback, help refine ideas, and share insights. For nurse educators this mastermind group could be a way for like minded individuals to connect and create…

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