Students interact with actor in a simulation

Simulation Pre-Briefing and Debriefing: Creating Safe Disclosive Spaces for High Impact Learning

Stephanie Sideras, R.N., Ph.D., Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D. Copyright Patricia Benner, Stephanie Sideras 2014 Clinical nursing faculty experienced in simulation pedagogy seek the deep learning that is possible for students during an intensely realistic situated learning activity.  The ability to structure, control and repeat a specific learning activity for the benefit of novice students holds …

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 …

Nursing student works in a simulation lab

Teaching and Learning Situated Skills of Involvement with Patients and Families

By: Patricia Benner We are learning more and more about the positive outcomes of engagement and the deleterious effects of disengagement (Rubin, 2009). In studies of skill acquisition and clinical reasoning we found that nurses who had problems with engaging with patients, families, and the actual demands, resources and challenges of particular situations did not …