Associate what you have learned about the theories to this case study and complete a journal entry about your experience.
Learning Theories Case Study Reflective Journal- Associate what you have learned about the theories to this case study and complete a journal entry about your experience. Entry reflection should be a minimum of five to six paragraphs.
Scenario: Aminah Rachedi was recently appointed to position as nurse educator. This is her first lead role at this hospital. She just completed her master’s degree in nursing education. The chief nursing officer has invited Aminah to discuss the lack of quality and consistency in existing training of volunteers in the hospital’s volunteer program. The chief nursing officer would like nursing education to take over the training. Therefore, she charges Aminah in developing a new training course for hospital volunteers. Aminah recognizes that this is a particular challenge because of the diversity of her students. Her current volunteers are two high school students, a college intern majoring in Kinesiology, two stay-at-home moms, a retired bus driver and a retired software developer.
When developing a class for audience with different learning styles and age groups, a variety of learning strategies are needed. The auditory learner would not appreciate the printed material, while the kinetic will not be comfortable in a formal setting with no breaks or movement. The analytical learner needs a quiet environment while the global learner needs periods of relaxation, soft lighting and snacks to learn.
The following theories apply: 1. Developmental psychology theories-(Diversity of learning styles).2. Adult learning theory (Adult learners-p.403). 3.Cognitive field theory (reason and motivation) cognitive field theory states that “motivation is the key to learning”(p.393).4.Behavioral theories(physical skills)psychomotor skills are one of the three categories of learning.
Reference: McEwen, M., & Wills, E. M. (2017). Theoretical basis for nursing. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.