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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Case Study Teaching

From Harvard Business School on the power of the case study. Resource: Harvard Business School. Teaching by the case method: case method in practice. Transferred into Healthcare Setting: As nurse educators creating an engaging approach to delivering an education session (replacing one of those didactic lectures) the case study can provide realism, engagement, discussion, decision…

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Effective Feedback Process

Journal Club Article: Hardavella, G., Aamli-Gaagnat, A., Saad, N., Rousalova, I., & Sreter, K. B. (2017). How to give and receive feedback effectively. Breathe, 13(4), 327-333. Feedback Types informal formal formative summative Feedback Importance “it seems that learners value feedback more when it is given by someone they respect as a role model. Appropriate feedback contributes significantly…

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Journal Club: The Inevitable Reimagining of Medical Education

Reference: Emanuel EJ. The Inevitable Reimagining of Medical Education. JAMA. Published online February 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1227 The End of Preclinical Classroom Instruction Move to online training Introduction of standardised tests Competency-based assessments Reduction of in-person lectures Online approach offers flexibility Offer a series of short—about 6 to 15 minutes—video sessions, each covering 1 or 2 major points…

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Education & Productivity Technologies

In this critical time for healthcare we need to work smart and use time wisely. Here are some amazing resources to consider from the ALiEM team on education technologies: Real-time Video-Conferencing (for synchronous teaching and learning) Live from the Recording Studio (or “How to record your videos and push to your learners”) Small-Group Conversations Digital Asynchronous Chats…

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Team of Teams New Model of Critical Care Nursing Structure

Critical care is recognised as a speciality in healthcare that is resource and workforce heavy, and that staffing and working conditions have been key nursing organisation challenges across the world (Williams, Schmollgruber & Alberto, 2006). The dynamic challenges that critical care is facing due to COVID-19 will place greater strain on nursing resources and may…

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Resources for Educating Kids @ Home

Resources for education continuation while at home. Warning – be careful when searching the internet to ensure the website is offering resources that are linked to the Australian Curriculum (Vic Curric is harder to find).  There is lots out there, but a large proportion won’t be successful as it will be too hard, too easy,…

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Journal Club: Online Formative Assessment

Article: Gikandi, Morrow, & Davis. (2011). Online formative assessment in higher education: A review of the literature. Computers & Education, 57(4), 2333-2351. As an educator in higher education or hospital setting it is likely part, some or all of your education will be delivered via online or blended learning approach. An essential component of education…

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Clinician-Educator in Nursing

Listening to a discussion on development pathways for educators really highlighted some career and focus points to consider. The main area that made me reflect was that some healthcare professionals would like to develop education skills and knowledge but their clinical roles are the priority and this development is one aspect of their portfolio, not…

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Moving from face to face to an online education approach.

In such current climate concerns there is a need to look at providing education through other channels. Face to face and blended learning may need to be replaced by online learning. Here are a few tools to consider using when connecting with learners. These resources are either free, or commonly available through work or higher…

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