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Nursing Educator Self Study Terminology for Nursing Educator Midterm Part 1

An auditory learner would prefer to learn through which method? —Group discussion because the auditory learner prefers to learn through ideas that are spoken or heard.

Fleming’s model: VARK

  • Visual learners learn by looking at image, such as figure, graphics, videos, and other printed/ drawing information
  • Auditory learners learn by listening to information delivered, such as listening teachers’ lecture, class discussions, seminars, recorded lecture, and etc.
  • Read /write learners learn by reading textbooks, notes, and other printed text information.
  • Kinesthetic learners learning with hands on experiences.

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Today’s Textbook Readings: Theory of Andragogy – the Education of Adults

Today’s Textbook Readings:

Billings, D. & Halstead, J. A. (2012) Teaching in Nursing -A Guide for Faculty (4th ed.) p 220-225

Andragogy: the education of adults

-(In contrast to Pedagogy: the education of children)

Malcolm Knowles developed the theory of andragogy in relation to adult learners, with the intention to help understand how adults learn. From psychological perspective, Knowles explained that adults are self-concept, increasingly self-directing, and being responsible for their own life, thus, their motivation to learn is internal, it may rise from curiosity, but their readiness to learn develops from life tasks and problems, and their orientation to learning is task centered or problem centered.

Knowles acknowledged that adult learners have experiences from the past, in which serve as a rich resource for their own and other’s learning, therefore, it should be take into consideration that how previously learned knowledge and experience influence new learning process.
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