Adult Learning Reflection

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Reflection on my teaching experience through PG cert program.
Working in Nursing & Midwifery Education and Research Department as Nurses Educator since 2008. I realized the value of developing teaching skills based on teaching and learning theories supported by clinical expertise.
However, my first teaching experience came in the form of being identified as Instructor Potential (IP) during Life support courses in 2006. The ALS faculty provided me with feedback that I showed enthusiasm to teach, have clear communication skills and able to translate knowledge. As requirement to be instructor in ALS courses, I have attended Generic instructor course for medical instructors. The experience was profound, although it was a three days courses, I
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What is the best approach preferred by them? By exploring this, I came to know that adults prefer problem based collaborative approach more than didactic. At the beginning of my journey, I was more didactic in teaching, believing that if I know the subject, then I am able to teach it. The theory of adult learning provided me with the insight about adult’s learners they are motivated, self-directed, life experience, practical, goal oriented and like to be respected. (“Adult learning theory,” 2007.) This theory influenced my philosophy of learning. I became more meticulous when designing educational activity and I consider principles of adult learning to facilitate …show more content…
The idea was fascinated for me. As an Operating Room educator, more focused on application and learning many skills by doing, I decided to explore this theory and understand how to apply it in Perioperative program. To encourage active learning I decided to redesign one module of Perioperative program which is titled: Surgical Attire based on experiential learning theory, which supports different learning styles also it encourages the development of reflective learning. In addition, the literature support the fact that nurses who participated in programs based on experiential learning got higher competence level (Sewchuk, 2005). Equipped with supportive information I felt more enthusiastic to go through this new journey. In addition, I found that Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) supported the using of experiential learning as Framework for Perioperative courses because it promote critical thinking and encourage Active learning . Fortunately, PG cert Program also provided us with a lecture about how to promote active

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