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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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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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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Social Learning Theory

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

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Harvard Macy Institute Community Resources

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” Resources Harvard Macy Blog #HMIChat Key terms:…

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Socio-cultural: Developing An Online Course

Socio-cultural The learning trajectory of the human learning experiences aims to create boundaries and create new opportunities. This experience of learning and negotiation of meaning within a community through concepts of imagination, alignment and engagement is the socio-cultural or ‘Communities of Practice‘ (Wenger, 1998). Socio-cultural theoretical framework involves the learning experiences from both past and…

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Communities of Practice (CoP) by Etienne Wenger

Socio-cultural Perspective Learning is a social process according to Wenger’s (1999) conceptual framework of understanding learning systems. Wenger explains that part of being human is the willingness or desire to form communities, and through these is the essential component of learning opportunity and process. Community of Practice A community of practice is formed by people…

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