NUR 620: Philosophy/Theories Teaching/Learning

Discipline: Nursing

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides the foundation for understanding and ultimately applying the philosophy and theories of education. Evidence-based research of educational methodologies is incorporated as students are introduced to educational planning. Development of critical thinking is highlighted for both didactic and clinical learning settings. Professional as well as personal development is encouraged as criteria to analyze ways of thinking and ways of knowing through self-examination are explored. The value of life-long learning is highlighted and encouraged. Learning styles as well as pedagogy and androgogy are compared and contrasted using current and historical education philosophy, theory, and research. Cultural sensitivity is stressed as theories of adult learning are examined. The student applies learning processes appropriate to a variety of educational settings, i.e., academic, staff development, continuing education, and community education. Service learning is highlighted as selected examples from case studies are studied and evaluated.

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