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    A Case for Learning-Centered Curricula

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    sheryllquides

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    Post  sheryllquides on Fri 26 Nov 2010, 7:05 am

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    1. What is/are the implication/s of learning-centered curriculum to the Nursing profession?

    Learning-centered curriculum provides a structure that allows students an element of choice in what modules they study. Student-centered learning involves ‘increased responsibility and accountability on the part of the student’. It is the writing of learning outcomes/objectives focusing on what the student will be able to do, rather than on the content being covered by the teacher. There are a lot of strategies the first strategy was to make the student more active in acquiring knowledge and skills and might include exercises in class, fieldwork, use of CAL (computer assisted learning) packages etc. The second strategy was to make the student more aware of what they are doing and why they are doing it. A third strategy is a focus on interaction, such as the use of tutorials and other discussion groups. The final strategy is the focus on transferable skills. This last strategy is not mentioned in other definitions of the student-centered learning but does look beyond the immediate course requirements to other benefits to the student in later employment.


    2. Is it an effective approach to learning?

    I think it is an effective approach in learning because it makes the learners to participate, to take control and take the responsibility of learning to the learners. But despite of its popularity, it is not without its critics. The main critique of student-centered learning is its focus on the individual learner. In addition, there are some difficulties in its implementation, i.e. the resources needed to implement it, the belief system of the students and staff, and students’ lack of familiarity with the term.



    References:

    www.net.educause.edu

    Candela, L. (2006). A Case for Learning-Centered Curricula. Journal of Nursing Education. February 2006. Vol. 45 No. 2

    Simon, B. (1999). Why no pedagogy in England? In J. Leach and B. Moon (Eds.), Learners and Pedagogy. London: Sage Publications.



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    Post  xiao pei on Thu 25 Nov 2010, 12:31 am

    What is/are the implication/s of learning-centered curriculum to the Nursing profession?
    A learning-centred approach to curriculum redesign is a complex, multifaceted and iterative process. It is shaped by many factors (social, political, economic, organisational, cultural and individual) and involves people at various institutional levels (administrators, curriculum development committee personnel, instructors and learners) in complex settings. Timing is also crucial, not only in terms of the urgency, or the stimulus for curricular change, but also in terms of an analysis of long-term, intermediate and short-term goals and clarifying when, where, and who is responsible for achieving these goals. It is not surprising, therefore, that inherent complexities in curriculum redesign can present significant pedagogical, as well as implementation challenges, for academic units in higher education. By implication, these challenges are also likely to extend to individual faculty who may need to re-examine their course design, assessment and delivery strategies to meet the objectives of a learning-centred program/curriculum (Diamond, 1997, 1998). Kupperschmidt and Burns (1997) suggested that focusing on curriculum revision as a process of transition (i.e., requires a period of incremental adaptation) rather than radical change may help alleviate faculty anxiety or resistance.

    Is it an effective approach to learning?

    Social contextual strategies refer to efforts made to empower the learning community (academic unit) toward curriculum redesign (e.g., faculty, student and societal input regarding expected learning outcomes on completion of a program of study)







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    Post  joxliongson on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 11:01 am

    What is/are the implication/s of learning-centered curriculum to the Nursing profession?

    The learning centered curriculum is an approach where both the student and the teacher are learning simultaneously in discovering and developing the students abilities. I believe this is a good thing because effective teachers are also good learners (Lardizabal, Bustos, Bucu & Tangco, 1977).

    This kind of approach in Nursing education can have immense positive impact for its potential to hone better nurses. I believe it is important for teachers o be hands on and to show the students that they care for their progress. The very act of caring, needed for nursing, is transcended. For a student to learn and to care, it is vital for him to see sympathy and receive direction from an authority/teacher (Burnham, 1924). The child does not inherit the ability to care, but it is developed through training.

    With the teacher's involvement is the students' learning, he is able to grasp and evaluate their learning needs, the appropriate pedagogy to apply and the effectiveness of his teaching (Ortega, 1999)

    Is it an effective approach to learning?

    I think it is an effective approach since the teacher and student work together on a skill or task to find out how to apply a strategy (Castillion-Boiser, 2000). I think the first step to teaching is providing ample guidance before promoting independence.


    REFERENCES:

    Ctillion0Boiser, D. (2000). Strategies for teaching: A modular approach. Manila: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

    Lardizabal, A., Bustus, A., Bucu, L. & Tangco, M. (1977). Principles and method of teaching. QC: Phoenix Publishing House Inc.

    Ortega, E. (1999). Readings on the philosophy of education. Manila: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

    (1988). Philosophical foundations of education values: Compialtion fo readings. Institu fro Development Education.

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    Post  jennyanne on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 12:26 am

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    Guided Questions

    1. What is/are the implication/s of learning-centered curriculum to the Nursing profession?

    2. Is it an effective approach to learning?

    To have a learner-centered approach brings challenge to the educators and learners. The Learners should be responsible enough to know their weaknesses and strengths in their skills and how they can utilize or improve them. As for the educators, they have to evaluate thoroughly the students if their objectives are being met. Also, opportunities to the learners to think creatively and critically should be provided. Having such, learners would know how to work independently and handle different situations easily.

    In our profession, if nurses would be exposed in such training, handling different cases would be easier for them especially in actual situations. Though traditional education has contributed a lot in our profession, I think such curriculum would be an effective tool in helping us in deriving to better health care interventions.


    References:

    Pulist, S. K. (2005). Learner-Centredness: An Issue of Institutional Policy in the context of
    Distance Education. Retrieved 22 June, 2005, from http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/tojde4/pulisttxt.html

    Van Hung, D. (2008). Constraints on the Development of a Learner-centered Curriculum: A Case Study of EFL Teacher Education in Viet Nam. Vietnam National University, Ha Noi. Retrieved from http://www.unescobkk.org/fileadmin/user_upload/apeid/Conference/12thConference/paper/5A2.pdf


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    A Case for Learning-Centered Curricula

    Post  angeliebernardo on Mon 22 Nov 2010, 12:10 am

    1.What is/are the implication/s of learning-centered curriculum to the Nursing profession?
    2.Is it an effective approach to learning?


    1.In the abstract alone, it specifically described the effects of a learning-centered curricula. Initially, it shifts the focus from teaching to student learning exemplified by faculty and students defined both as active learners. It also identifies student learning outcomes that are reflective of current nursing practice, use of authentic assessment and provide learning experiences that move students toward the achievement of outcomes. This focuses more on what the students need to know and be able to do effectively once he/she becomes a staff nurse. The learning outcomes must focus on the needs, skills and interests of the learners not the content which is common in nursing education. Though the latter is also important, if it does not focus on the needs of the learners then it eventually does not address the quality outcome of practice.

    2.Obviously, it is an effective approach to learning because it develops the student’s capabilities using his critical thinking which is very important in the nursing profession.



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    A Case for Learning-Centered Curricula

    Post  lorrainepinzon on Sun 21 Nov 2010, 8:25 pm

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    A Case for Learning-Centered Curricula


    Questions:

    1. What is/are the implication/s of learning-centered curriculum to the Nursing profession?

    2. Is it an effective approach to learning?


    The idea of having a learning-centered approach is great since the learning of the student is the main focus however, we should take into account that every student is unique and each has his or her own way of studying and learning. Faculty should also be prepared since this is a tedious process. One should study the nursing and health care literature for the latest information that is needed by the nurses for their practice.

    According to Roskos-Ewoldsen (2008) a learner-centered college focuses on the process by which a student gains knowledge and understanding, the faculty seek to expand student understanding through an active learning partnership with the student and regular, timely and thorough assessment of student learning is key component. In learning-centered education the objective of which is to improve student learning and to practice that learning to real-life situations.

    The said approach can immensely affect the nursing profession since if this way of learning can really help nurses to be independent, has more self-awareness and critical thinkers then the care and service rendered to patients and communities will be more effective. It may even lead to less hospitalization and expenses since individuals have more awareness and gives utmost priority to their health. The goal of health promotion and disease prevention may be achieved easily.

    I believe it is an effective approach to learning since the students are not bombarded with too much information instead of what they really need to learn to prepare them in the future. The nursing education’s objective is to produce flexible and critical thinking nurses. The teacher-centered approach has been of great help in producing efficient nurses yet with learning-centered approach in education, nurses will be more equipped with the necessary skills required in today’s healthcare environment.


    References:

    Ewoldesn, B. (2008). Introduction to Learner-Centered Approach to Education. Retrieved on November 11, 2008. http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2684796/Introduction-to-the-Learner-Centered-Approach-to-Education

    Candela, L. (2006). A Case for Learning-Centered Curricula. Journal of Nursing Education. February 2006. Vol. 45 No. 2


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    A Case for Learning-Centered Curricula

    Post  AlexZano on Sat 20 Nov 2010, 7:40 pm


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    A Case for Learning-Centered Curricula
    Lori Candela, EdD, APN, CNE; Karla Dalley, PhD, RN; and
    Jean Benzel-Lindley, PhD, RN


    The article clearly illustrate the importance of the learning- centered curriculum as contrasted with the traditional teacher centered education. Primarily, the learning centered curriculum design concept is that teachers and students are both learners, working together to explore and develop students’ abilities (CANDELA, DALLEY, & BENZEL-LINDLEY 2006). Nursing curricula and style of teaching in long time were designed apparently for a teacher centered curricula were as the educator deliver the educational style and approach in their own way that the student has no chance and authority to design their own learning style and needs.

    The modality and approach of learning centered curriculum will help the students to assess their own learning needs, expound their own knowledge and abilities and to consider what kind of style they want to apply to make them at east with the learning process. However, the educator has to be competent enough to use the learning- centered curriculum as their educational style of teaching. As an educator we must also consider that our students have different preferences of learning style. Maybe other students will confound in the teaching methods but then we must think through the value and benefits of the educational style and approach.

    The implications of the learning-centered curriculum to nursing profession are bountiful. Nursing students as well as the graduate students will more likely inquisitive and learned to assess their own faculty on how much they have learned and need to be learned. This model also inculcate that the educator should determine the important aspects needed by today’s nurses and also prevent the overwhelming content to the most significant prospectus of the profession.

    The effectiveness of learning-centered curriculum will identify thru the learner evaluated outcome. If the student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills to a real life situation appropriately and it conform to the set of standards then we conclude that the technique was indeed effective. This is also effective way of enriching the students ability for critical thinking, clinical decision making and lifelong learning.

    Guided Questions

    1. What is/are the implication/s of learning-centered curriculum to the Nursing profession?

    2. Is it an effective approach to learning?



    Reference


    CANDELA, DALLEY, & BENZEL-LINDLEY (2006), A Case for Learning-Centered Curr

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