Learning Skills: Retrieval Practice

For both the learner and the educator it is important to utilise the principles around the science of learning. Here you will find resources of practical tips for developing learning skills. Are the learners listening? Are the learners engaged? Are they learning the way they should? Resources Nursing Education Network. (2019). 12 Tips for Applying…

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Social Media Awareness

Using a critical eye to review the power of social media through it’s technology, algorhythms and artificial intelligence is important for educators to consider impacts on professional and personal lives (for both teacher and student) when introducing or encouraging use of technology platforms. Reward System: Connectivity or addiction? Try putting your phone down or not…

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Coffee Shop Creativity

Studying in silnce may help your focus but what about when we need inspiration and a bit of creativity? COVID lockdown depending, the coffee shop with its ambient noise, lighting and interacting with others, say in an informal meeting or brain storm session. Thinking Outside The Box “Some of the most successful people in history…

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Journal club

Journal Club Article: Yarris, L.M., Chan, T.M., Gottlieb, M., and A.M. Juve (2019). Finding Your People in the Digital Age: Virtual Communities of Practice to Promote Education Scholarship. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 1-5. Background: Busy educators experience many barriers in meeting their own professional and education goals. Engaging in…

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Safe & Happy Holiday Season

Thank you all for supporting Nursing Education Network in what has been a challenging year for all healthcare professionals. Have a enjoyable time and some down time with family and friends.

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Barriers and Enablers to Failure to Fail in Nursing

Journal Club Article: Hughes, L. J., Mitchell, M. L., & Johnston, A. N. (2020). Moving forward: Barriers and enablers to failure to fail–A mixed methods meta-integration. Nurse Education Today, 104666. [abstract] Objectives: The aim of the study was to explore and further understand assessors’ experiences of failure-to-fail of nursing students within work-integrated learning (WIL). Background: There…

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Writing Exceptional Rubrics for Nursing

Journal Club Article: Stanley, D., Coman, S., Murdoch, D., & Stanley, K. (2020). Writing exceptional (specific, student and criterion-focused) rubrics for nursing studies. Nurse Education in Practice, 102851.[Abstract] What are Rubrics? ‘a scoring guide used to evaluate the quality of students’ constructed responses. Effective Assessment: “Rubrics can effectively communicate unit learning outcomes to students and may…

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Failure to Fail

Journal Club Article: Gingerich, A., Sebok‐Syer, S. S., Larstone, R., Watling, C. J., & Lingard, L. (2020). Seeing but not believing: Insights into the intractability of failure to fail. Medical Education. Background Inadequate documentation of observed trainee incompetence persists. Documentation could be impeded if assessment language is misaligned with how supervisors conceptualise incompetence. There is a…

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Feedback Literacy

This short piece is worth a read around developing a culture for productive learning and feedback. Relevance for healthcare is the feedback process for students and learners, interprofessional development and systems to improve learning cultures, including communication and respect in the workforce. “When a clinical supervisor engages in a feedback discussion, they need to work…

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