NR 525 Week 1 Graded Discussion: Personal Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
Personal Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
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NR 525 Week 1 Graded Discussion: Personal Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
Write your personal philosophy of teaching and learning that will guide your future career as a nurse educator. Your philosophy should include beliefs about teaching and learning supported by evidence based practice on educational theory.
I believe that teaching requires the teacher to define how an individual student is best able to learn. Ratnapradipa & Abrams stated that, “students learn in different ways & begin each course with differing levels of knowledge, consider using a variety of instructional methods to reach a broad range of learners” (2012). I recall that many teachers performed a learning style test for students when entering a grade. It was made up of some 20 or questions that resulted the student as: spatial, auditory, linguistic, mathematical, or kinesthetic. This helped the student measure what styles of learning maybe necessary for studying purposes throughout the course.
According to Ratnapradipa & Abrams, beginning with personal reflection on teachers who have impressed or influenced personal growth either positively or negatively with their teaching style (2012). Recalling how I learned while in school & how I became who I am today is important when finding the right philosophy of becoming a teacher. Underst&ing that teaching is also an art as well as a skill is invaluable when creating a healthy learning environment. I believe that teaching moments can occur anywhere; on the way to work, riding the bus, waiting in line at the grocery store are a few examples.
I believe that education & learning is a two-way highway, students should listen while holding a balance of engagement. They should also return feedback & ask questions during class sessions in order to really focus & underst& what is being taught. My goal is to use my experience & skills to instruct on a personal level. I am very creative & have been blessed with innate teaching skills that I believe can be improved. Jenkins (2011) believes that while great teachers may be born, good teachers are made. Teachers who engage students, challenge them in alternative & creative ways are the professors who are remembered in a students’ life for many years to come. Having a profound effect on a person is a humbling experience, especially in the field of nursing, where we are encouraged to teach others.
Jenkins, R. (2011, September 20). A philosophy of teaching. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from: http://chronicle.com/article/A-Philosophy-of- Teaching/129060/
Ratnapradipa, D., & Abrams, T. (2012). Framing the Teaching Philosophy Statement for Health Educators: What It Includes & How It Can Inform Professional Development. Health Educator, 44(1), 37-42.
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Dr. Pyatt & class, advanced practice nursing comes with many roles & responsibilities. “In most parts of the world, nurses are the largest group of health care providers” (Fagerstrom & Glasberg, 2011, p. 925). As a registered nurse, there are also many roles & responsibilities, however moving to advanced practice nursing brings more to encompass. In my future for advanced practice nursing role, I expect to be more of leader & make more advanced decisions. The advanced practice registered nurse “promotes advanced practice nursing & role development by interpreting its role for healthcare consumers & policy makers” (American Nurses Association, 2015, 75). To make advanced decisions as health care providers we must be competent of information & skills. “It is the nursing professions responsibility to shape & guide & process for assuring nursing competence” (American Nurses Association, 2015, 43).
My philosophy of teaching & learning incorporates many aspects. There are several theories to support my philosophy but for this discussion thread, I will focus on two that mostly correlates with my vision as a nurse educator. The two theories that I base my foundation as an educator are Constructivism Theory & Humanistic Theory. Developing one’s personal educational philosophy is important for nurse educators, so they have a groundwork to set the tone for how they will facilitate the learning process.
The principle behind the constructivist theory is that learners build their knowledge through experience (Borg, Hewitt, & Jones, 2016). This theory supports the belief that learning is progressive. (Borg, Hewitt, & Jones, 2016) As an educator, I envision that incorporating this learning theory will be impactful for me as an educator & students. I will be able to create opportunities for advancement & learning via simulation, case studies, & clinically so that their critical thinking skills are nourished & developed to practice safely as a registered nurse.
Another theory I have embraced into my personal educational philosophy is the humanistic learning theory. Major concepts of this theory are caring & embodies self-reflective & maintaining personal & professional dignity (Zane Robinson & Denise Nagle, 2013). Learners grow as they reflect on application & concepts taught by nurse educator. An additional major theme of this concept is empathy (Zane Robinson & Denise Nagle, 2013). I will be able to demonstrate empathy towards their learning process & through communication with them. I will convey the importance of acknowledging that each patient is unique, had complex issues & express empathy towards verbal & nonverbal communication. I plan to use classroom materials & outside resources to ensure they are aware of own personal biases & to put themselves in the patients shoes. This will allow their engagement with patients to be therapeutic & respectful. The humanistic theory is appropriate to use in nursing education to create a safe & caring learning environment.
American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope & st&ards of practice (3rd Ed) Silver
Spring, MD: ANA
Borg, P., Hewitt, D., & Jones, L. (2016). The M-N-L Framework: Bringing Radical
Constructivist Theories to Daily Teaching Practices. Constructivist Foundations, 12(1), 83-90.
Zane Robinson, W., & Denise Nagle, B. (2013). Paterson & Zderad's Humanistic Nursing
Theory: Concepts & Applications. International Journal for Human Caring, 17(4), 60-69.
You have identified two great principles in your personal philosophy statement. As nurses we need to demonstrate underst&ing, patience, & empathy towards our patients. We are expected to act in a professional manner & be capable of becoming leaders in our field. I really like what you quoted “It is the nursing professions responsibility to shape & guide & process for assuring nursing competence” (American Nurses Association, 2015, 43). This statement is absolutely correct, & defines what is needed in our profession.
Nurses as instructors are in dem&, especially in order to teach new up & coming nurses in our expertise. Creating a holistic environment for our patients is sort of like creating a learning environment for our students. I’m excited to teach, I believe it is human nature to want to impart knowledge to others. Creating is a necessary skill that can be imparted in a gentle constructive manner to those who are willing to learn & practice. Teaching involves two people, the teacher & the student. Both require focus, interest, & willingness to respect one another. Students need positive constructive feedback in order learn from their assumptions & not repeat their mistakes.
American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope & st&ards of practice (3rd Ed) Silver Spring, MD: ANA [Show Less]