The Influence Of Simulation On Experiential Learning

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Today’s students come from diverse backgrounds with varied experiences, beliefs and values therefore I believe educators can facilitate learning by engaging this diverse student group using technology and innovative approaches to teaching that is experiential and builds upon essential professional knowledge and develop skills. Students also vary in the way they approach thinking and problem solving. The ability to think critically and make individualized but safe clinical judgments is significant outcome in nursing. Therefore, I believed that educators should assess students’ cognitive development as well as their dispositions and abilities to think critically and make clinical decisions in order to guide students in experiential learning. …show more content…
Simulation is a flexible teaching method that can be adopted to meet both the programme requirements and students learning needs. A stimulated environment provides conducive learning that enables students to repetitively practice until competence is attained. One challenge my students had was course overload. With so much information in a short period of time they were unable to link the theory to the practical environment. As such, I have realized it was not the actual learning of the skills that was the problem for the students, it was the application of them. To address these challenges, for example, I applied the use of simulation as a bridge to link theoretical learning and practice learning in the clinical lab which developed critical reasoning and self-reflection in students in preparation for clinical placement at the

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