Beyond the “Banking and Sage on Stage” Metaphors for Teaching and Learning—Better Metaphors and Teachers who Foster Discovery and Transformational Learning

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN Copyright August 15, 2019 Metaphors can inspire reflection, exploration, and articulation of approaches to teaching and learning. Paulo Friere (1970; 2000) critiqued the dominant “banking metaphor” for teaching and learning. By banking metaphor, he meant teaching students as if they are passive, empty bank accounts into which the teacher’s goal is to …

Linda Felver teaching with her puppet

I don’t use PowerPoint!

Sample EducatingNurses.com by watching acclaimed teacher, Dr. Linda Felver teach Pathophysiology in a lively and spontaneous setting that is truly memorable to her students. Take 8 minutes and get inspired. EducatingNurses.com is an award-winning faculty development website. This powerful faculty resource introduces the latest learning science and includes a subscription for your entire staff and an of your …

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“Making Soup”: Linda Felver Describes Her Metaphor For Teaching

This lively interview captures Dr. Felver’s wisdom in teaching for different learning styles.  Linda Felver has two apt metaphors for her highly interactive and situated coaching style of teaching.  For instance,  one metaphor is “making soup.” Students and teacher will each bring ingredients for learning and mix them in order to “mix soup together.” She …

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Linda Felver Classroom: Teaching Science Situated In Clinical Practice

Dr. Felver is a master teacher who has a combined Ph.D. in Science and Nursing.  She is one of the most often-mentioned teachers by students  learning to use pathophysiology and clinical pharmacology in clinical practice. Teachers frequently mention Dr. Felver as a key mentor for them in learning to teach.  Students love her highly visual …

Linda Felver teaching a class

Curriculum-Wide Debriefing and Reflection are Essential to Learning How to Think Critically, Improve Performance, Improve Outcomes and Integrate Experiential Learning

By Patricia Benner, copyright 2015 Reflective thinking enhances all forms of learning. However, conscious and deliberate debriefing is a robust teaching strategy only if teacher and students are prepared to critically and creatively reflect on practice. National League for Nursing published “Debriefing Across the Curriculum” in June 2015, a Living Document produced in collaboration with …