Patrick Murphy in the Classroom

Teacher Curiosity, Passion, Engagement and Self-Cultivation— Essential for Transformative Education

The teacher busy “transmitting information” seldom can drink from the well of what the student, patient, and the subject matter have to teach. Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. Master Teacher Hubert L. Dreyfus believes a good teacher-learner needs curiosity, engagement, and passion for learning  By definition, these personal characteristics call us as teacher to be fully alive to …

Teacher in front of a white board

Bringing Clinical and Classroom Together: Integrative Pedagogies

Patricia Benner copyright 2013 Enrich your classroom by thinking about and reviewing new strategies; it will help you align your teaching with learning goals. To that end, I’ve put together pedagogies highly recommended for bringing together both classroom and clinical aspects of learning how to think and act like a nurse.  This may trigger ideas, …

The Use of Narratives in Research, Practice, and Education

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Patricia Benner describes the historical development of the use of narratives. She explains and illustrates different ways of using first person experience near narrative accounts for research, practice and education.  …
Students read a book together

Creating An Engaging Adventuresome, Practice-Centered Syllabus

As you put the final touches on your syllabi for the Fall Term, review your approach to the course with an eye to student engagement in learning. Instead of the limited behavioral objectives, you might add concrete practice-centered goals for the course. Do not be afraid of “I” statements…they can open communication between students and …

Integrating Classroom and Clinical Teaching by Using Unfolding Case Studies

Video LibraryOur comprehensive Educating Nurses video library is available to subscribers only. To become a subscriber click the button below. Join now for full access Knowledge acquisition and knowledge use are seamlessly integrated in Dr. Lisa Day’s classes. She situates the student’s learning in actual unfolding cases, so students practice their clinical reasoning across time …