Introduce and provide an overview of social learning theory:
- Describe social learning theory and key concepts
- Communities of Practice by Etienne Wenger
- Share key learning resources
Trying to conduct research statistics can be both a timely and costly experience. This post is investigating and trying the open source package of JASP by University of Amsterdam. There are many other packages, but I have started with a resource that appears to not require coding skills (so more to match my skills or limitations) and my budget (zero as always!). If you are aware of other software please add the details in the comments section and we can build this page with more resources. Note: No disclaimer or conflict of interest for this product, its not an advertisement, just a potentially exciting and helpful software program.
How to use JASP
Formal education terminology can be at times confusing, potentially exclusionary for those trying to understand the theoretical components for their development as healthcare educators. Try explaining terms such as the cognising individual, epistemological theory or my old adversary, Radical Constructivism (which I couldn’t find in this glossary, maybe they couldn’t explain it either!).
Glossary of Education Terms by Wikipedia
If you can’t find an explanation, it’s Wikipedia so consider contributing to the resource.
This post is to share a fantastic health care education resource that provides resources, discussion, hot topics and is a global community of practice. One to definitely follow.
Harvard Macy Community Blog: “Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education”
Key terms: Social learning; situated learning; community of practice; innovation; incubator; social media; global citizen
Note: No affiliation with any of the recommended resources (I wish!)
Introduce and provide an overview of heutagogy:
This is part of the presentation series from Nursing Education Network. All based on microlearning, they will be short quick snippets on education topics to provide an introductory overview.
Nursing Education Network. (2018). Heutagogy & Nursing.
Its a good time, mid year to take some reflection time and take a self review on your education practice. The Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) can provide a framework for this reflective exercise.
What Is The TPI?
Why Take The TPI?
The Teaching Perspectives Inventory can help if,
TPI & Good Teaching
Summarising the TPI results into different perspectives for your profile will focus around the following perspectives:
Collins, J. B., & Pratt, D. D. (2011). The teaching perspectives inventory at 10 years and 100,000 respondents: Reliability and validity of a teacher self-report inventory. Adult Education Quarterly, 61(4), 358-375.
Pratt, D. D. (1998). Five perspectives on teaching in adult and higher education. Krieger Publishing Co.
Pratt, D. D., & Collins, J. B. (2000). The teaching perspectives inventory (TPI).
Introduce and provide an overview of adult learning:
This is the second presentation from Nursing Education Network. All based on microlearning, they will be short quick snippets on education topics to provide an introductory overview.
Introduce and provide an overview of education theories:
This is the first presentation from the Nursing Education Network series. All based on microlearning, they will be short quick snippets on education topics to provide an introductory overview.
Teachnology: the use of technology for education purposes.
Journal Club Article: Ramalingam, B. (2006). Tools for knowledge and learning: A guide for development and humanitarian organizations. London: Overseas Development Institute.
“No one should be dying or suffering because knowledge that already exists in one part of the world has not reached other parts. It is up to each of us to take the responsibility to ensure the knowledge flows easily to where it is needed” (Geoff Parcell, Learning to Fly, 2006).
The application of learning and knowledge based strategies derived from learning from lessons of the past and from elsewhere, to then overcome the challenges and boundaries of time and space.
Strategies of the Learning Organisation
A Holistic View of Knowledge and Learning Tools
Five Competencies Framework (Collison & Parcell, 2001)
Aim: “To work out how well they are performing against organisationally established criteria for knowledge and learning, and to identify goals and priorities for improvement. The competency framework works on the principle that effective knowledge and learning is based on improving performance in:
Knowledge Audits: Taking a systematic and strategic approach to knowledge and learning can help to integrate the diverse activities of an organisation, and facilitate more productive processes of knowledge sharing and dialogue between internal and external stakeholders.
Social Network Analysis: a research technique that focuses on identifying and comparing the relationships within and between individuals, groups and systems in order to model the real-world interactions at the heart of organisational knowledge and learning processes.
Most Significant Change (MSC): the process involves the collection of significant change (SC) stories emanating from the field level, and the systematic selection of the most important of these by panels of designated
stakeholders or staff.
Outcome Mapping: As development is essentially about people relating to each other and their environments, the focus is on people.
A facilitator supports use of imagination to think of the ideal workspace, organisation and what the 5 year plan looks like,
The SECI Approach
“There are four key processes through which tacit and explicit knowledge interact, namely, socialisation, externalisation, combination and internalisation. Together, these processes make up the SECI principles.
Lewin’s Force Field Analysis
“Force Field Analysis was developed by Kurt Lewin (1951) and is widely used to inform decision making, particularly in planning and implementing change management programmes in organisations.”
Activity Based Knowledge Mapping
“Is a tool which enables knowledge inputs and outputs to be
linked in a systematic fashion to ongoing organisational activities and processes – from office mail to strategic reviews.”
Other resources are also discussed.
“Team development has been described in terms of five stages, beginning with a simple ‘membership’ group, and working through ‘confrontation’ to a ‘shared-responsibility’ group (Bradford and Cohen, 1998). Bradford and Cohen suggest that the different stages of groups differ in terms of the following characteristics:
• Atmosphere and relationships
• Understanding and acceptance of goals
• Listening and information sharing
• Decision making
• Reaction to leadership
• Attention to the way the group is working.”
Action Learning Sets
Mind Maps or Concept Mapping
Social technologies for collaboration
Knowledge Sharing & Learning
Collison, C., & Parcell, G. (2001). Learning to fly: Practical lessons from one of the world’s leading knowledge companies. Capstone Ltd. [GoodReads]
Davies, R., & Dart, J. (2005). The ‘most significant change’(MSC) technique. A guide to its use.
Earl, S., Carden, F., & Smutylo, T. (2001). Outcome mapping: Building learning and reflection into development programs. IDRC, Ottawa, ON, CA.
Ramalingam, B. (2005). Implementing Knowledge Strategies: From Policy to Practice in Development Agencies. ODI Working Paper 244, London: ODI.