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Learning Guide to Educating Nurses Video: “The Stupid Things People Say When You Have Cancer”

A Video Directed and Produced by Kristin Johansen and Benjamin Dziuba Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN Please note, this learning guide is for your personal use only. It will not be shared with others. You may select to share verbally some of your comments and insights with your classmates, but any sharing with classmates is …

Learning Activities for Teachers and Nursing Students around Situating Clinical Knowledge Use in the Teaching of Science

By Patricia Benner, copyright 2015 Download PDF   1.     University of Pennsylvania has implemented several strategies for upgrading the teaching of science so that it is more focused on the science most needed in today’s highly technical medical and nursing practice.  For example, their Anatomy and Physiology class has now integrated Health Assessment with a …

Learning Activities for Entering the Practice of Nursing Education

by Patricia Benner, copyright 2015 Download PDF   A Practice of Teaching Nursing that Brings Clinical Classroom Together. Unfolding Cases for Active Learning. For new teachers and those interested in developing more interactive classes. ________________________________________________________________________ Maxims for Excellence in Teaching Focus on learning and learning outcomes. Create curiosity, openness and passion for knowledge use in …

Learning Activities for Teachers for Planning and Engaging in Curriculum Re-design

Patricia Benner, copyright 2015 Download PDF 1.     Review Dr. Afaf Meleis’ advice for orchestrating curriculum change from the Dean’s perspective. a.     What are the key recommendations for managing and resources and supporting the work of the faculty in redesigning the curriculum? b.     What strategies did faculty use for ensuring that all faculty contributed to the …

Learning Activities for Teachers and Nursing Students Working with Discussion Triggers

By Patricia Benner, copyright 2015 Download PDF 1.     Find a film excerpt, a documentary excerpt, patient experience excerpt, news stories, or op-ed pieces that would work for a particular classroom discussion.   2.     Compile a list of media sources for discussion triggers.  Note: you may choose to assign a longer film, or documentary and have …

Learning Activities for Making the Large Class More Interactive

by Patricia Benner, copyright 2015 Download PDF Learning Activities for Teachers and Nursing Students Related to Bringing the Clinical into Classroom Learning: Compose an unfolding case as recommended by Lisa Day in her interview on using unfolding classes. For example, plan the arc of the story. Make sure patient responses actually occurred, and are real. …