Learning Styles Inventory

Journal Club Article: 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. Background on Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) “Ten years of accumulated responses for more than 100,000 respondents in more than 100 countries has provided…

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Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices

Journal Club Article: Dawson, P., Carless, D., & Lee, P. P. W. (2020). Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-11. Background on Feedback Literacy Questions how learners can be supported to productively engage in the kinds of feedback practices they may encounter after they graduate. Introduces…

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Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions

Journal Club Article: Bjork, R. A., Dunlosky, J., & Kornell, N. (2013). Self-regulated learning: Beliefs, techniques, and illusions. Annual Review of Psychology, 64, 417-444. Recognition that learning occurs outside formal learning environments and with online information it will be increasingly unsupervised. The Self Regulated Learner: Become Sophisticated As A Learner The process to become a truly effective…

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Enhancing learning approaches: Practical tips for students and teachers

Journal Club Article: Azer, S. A., Guerrero, A. P., & Walsh, A. (2013). Enhancing learning approaches: Practical tips for students and teachers. Medical Teacher, 35(6), 433-443. Background: To deliver an integrated curriculum such as problem-based learning (PBL), students need to develop a number of learning skills and competencies. These cannot be achieved through memorization of factual knowledge…

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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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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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Checklists: Human Factors in Healthcare

For educators creating clinical resources such as guidelines or policies it can be a very difficult process keeping a balance between learning, adherence, content overload prevention, safety aspects, evidence based practice content, numerous hand hygiene reminders and incorporating interdisciplinary input into the document. What may have intended to be a practical ‘how to guide’ is…

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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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