Technology: Exoskeleton

Your on your feet for 8 or 12 hours (sometimes longer!), trying to stay focused and awake through the night. How about wearing an exoskeleton to aid moving and handling to reduce injuries, save energy and remain focused? Take a read of this article by the BBC on Exoskeletan Body Armour Then watch the below…

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Deliberate Practice

Resources Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick. Harvard University Press. Ericsson, K. A., Krampe, R. T., & Tesch-Römer, C. (1993). The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological review, 100(3), 363. Nursing Education Network. (2017). Deliberate Practice: Practice Like You Play. Nursing Education Network. (2019). 12 Tips…

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Journal Club: Evaluation of Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training Using Kirkpatrick’s Framework

This is a quick resource for those in education looking at measuring their training with the aim to achieve a clinical outcome, not just behaviour or attitude. You may also have the intention to conduct education research and so need clear outcome measures. From the simulation world this article hits the rare outcome of clinical…

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Teaching Learning Activities (TLA’s)

There are many other ways of encouraging appropriate learning activities that remove passive learning Traditional: Lecture & tutorial model. Alternatives to provide richer source of learning activities. include: interactive group work (think, pair and share. Set a problem or a question around a certain topic) peer teaching (to teach is to learn twice, reinforces learning)…

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Will This Be On The Test?

Journal Club Article: Godin, S. (2016). Will this be on the test: Rethinking online education. The Startup. Step 1: Read the journal club article above Step 2: Consider the courses you run or about to develop and is there any potential for change in how you would like to deliver them? Step 3: What are…

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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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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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