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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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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The Learning Conversation: Feedback Approach

Journal Club Article: Norris, E. M., & Bullock, I. (2017). A ‘Learning conversation’ as a style of feedback. MedEdPublish, 6. Keywords: Authentic Feedback; Critical Inquiry; Active Listening; Facilitation: Reflection-in-action. Aim of the learning conversation: is to provide a style of feedback may useful in many other contexts to provide authentic feedback. “The central aim of a learning…

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Virtual Communities of Practice (vCoP)

Physical isolation need not be the end of partaking in shared human endeavour. Technology platforms, including social media can provide learning and sharing in a social process through online communities of practice, also known as vCoP’s. This socio-cultural perspective of learning moves online with the same working method and purpose of shared interest through .…

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Research Software: R

What is R? “R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.  R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and…

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