Cognitive Theory In Nursing Education

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Cognitive Learning and Nursing Education Learning theories in general are the main guide for educational systems, planning in the classroom and clinical training when it comes to nursing education. While, behaviorists generally ignore the internal dynamics of learning, cognitive learning theorists stress the importance of what goes on inside the learner. Theories of learning are the framework of the structure and principles that pay attention to the description and explanation of the people 's learning. Cognitive theory is assumed to be comprised of a number of sub theories and is widely used in education and counseling. The key to learning and changing is the individual’s cognition which includes the individual’s thought, memory, perception …show more content…
It is better for the teacher to offer the training with all three intellectual systems of enactive, iconic and symbolic image. Nursing teachers tend to use Bruner’s theory or idea of cognitive theory when it comes to teaching the students the motion skills of blood pressure measurements. This cognitive theory allows the learner to go beyond the given information and by inference from the previously learned principles, which were stored in the system, to create new ideas. Therefore, the learner 's cognitive structure during the learning time has the most important influence on learning and retention of new material and one of educational ways for doing this is using the organizers or teachers when doing training. Therefore, the cognitive theory along with many other theories are great ways in which a nursing educator can teach their students, without just giving the information to them. The nursing educator would allow the students to use the cognitive theory, which simply is the use of the brain to process and interpret information and apply it to the on hands training they will eventually move on …show more content…
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