Facilitating Learning Nursing Perspectives

This course will prepare nursing students to utilize an evidence-based approach to facilitate learning in nursing practice/education. This interactive course is divided into three areas: theoretical perspectives, applied perspectives, and student leadership. The course begins by reflecting upon PHC values and principles, teaching/learning values and styles, and a wide range of learning theories. Learners will explore highlights of learning theories each of which has particular pedagogies that guide learning. These will include conventional/behaviouristic, self-directed, experiential, developmental, critical, feminist, transformational, adult learning theories, constructivism, social constructivism, reflection in/on action, arts based learning and emerging technological learning theories. Social constructivism, a pedagogy that focuses on learner-centered approaches, will be explored in depth. In the applied perspectives section, students will critically/constructively analyze best practices in facilitating health literacy, nursing simulations/clinical education, on-line learning, and knowledge translation. In the final section students will participate in a community of learning by working together in small groups to present a critical/constructive analysis of one topic related to best practices in facilitating learning. These topics are relevant to clinical practice and/or nursing education/continuing education. Topics include supporting effective facilitation, best practices in facilitation, and assessment of learning. The course will conclude with reflections upon facilitating learning within nursing contexts. In-class 3 hours/week

Program Requirements Course Type: Core Course Clinical Field