Our focus this week is on assessment of learner needs. Assessment of learner needs is a comprehensive process of collecting data about the demographics of your learners to gain an idea of their diversity; using formal and informal measures to assess learning styles and preferences; and gaining understanding of the learners’ motivations for learning. Discuss strategies for learning needs assessment with your preceptor. Conduct the learning needs assessment and report the following in your reflective journal response:
- Describe the learner population in terms of (a) the subject of the learning module, (b) the environment where the teaching will occurâ€”academic setting or clinical setting, (c) the number of students in the learner group, (d) their statusâ€”first year students, second year, etc., (e) age, gender, and (f) anticipated generational differences among learners.
- Formulate some conclusions about the diversity of the group you are assessing and explain how this will determine your teaching strategies.
- Describe your methods for formally or informally assessing your group and identify any constraints you encountered.
Be sure you write this journal â€œoff-lineâ€ and then copy/paste to this discussion forum (do not upload as a Word document). This will be something you will want to look back at as you progress forward in your upcoming role as a nurse educator.Tie your discussion to QSEN, IOM recommendations, your personal goals, course objectives, NLN Nurse Educator competencies, and South Universityâ€™s College of Nursing Conceptual Framework Pillars (Caring, Communication, Critical Thinking, Professionalism, and Holism).Last week we reviewed NLNâ€™s Core Competencies of Nurse Educators that you are asked to refer to in your reflective analysis. The conceptual framework is available in the Practicum Packet and the course objectives for this course are as follows:
- Analyze the role of the nurse educator.
- Conduct a learner assessment for the class/classes assigned.
- Prepare a formal teaching plan.
- Enact the role of nurse educator in didactic class/classes.
- Enact the role of nurse educator in a clinical setting.
- Attend a curriculum or course planning meeting.
Respond to at least two colleagues providing insightful, supportive feedback that meets participation criteria as noted in the discussion rubric.Reflective Discussion Rubric (applies to all weeks)
Discussion Question Response: By the due date assigned, post your response to the appropriate discussion threads in the Discussion Area.
Journal Entry Requirements:
- A personal, introspective, subjective account that focuses on QSEN, IOM recommendations, personal goals, course objectives, and ties to NLNâ€™s Nurse Educator Competencies.
- Connected to South Universityâ€™s College of Nursing Conceptual Framework Pillars (Caring, Communication, Critical Thinking, Professionalism, and Holism)
- Connected to prior coursework through reflective analysis.
Participation Responses: No later than the due date assigned, review and comment on the discussion question responses posted by at least two of your peers.Guidelines: Support your responses with scholarly academic references using APA style format. Assigned course readings and online library resources are preferred. Weekly lecture notes are designed as overviews to the topic for the respective week and should not serve as a citation or reference.In your discussion question response, provide a substantive response that illustrates a well-reasoned and thoughtful response; is factually correct with relevant scholarly citations, references, and examples; and that demonstrates a clear connection to the readings.In your participation responses to your peers, comments must demonstrate thorough analysis of postings and extend meaningful discussion by building on previous postings.Note: Review South Universityâ€™s Substantive Participation Policy Criteria, Helpful Tips, and Late Policy available by clicking on the South University Policy and Guidelines navigation tab. The late policy applies to late discussion question responses.
XXXX I have about 15 students in my group, some african american, some white, some asian, but all in the age group of 20 to 35.