Part 1: Variables Influencing Teaching and
As nurses we are teachers;
teaching patients and families, nursing colleagues, and other health
professionals. The first section of the module presents information
about variables that influence teaching and learning--system variables,
teacher variables and learner variables. The interaction of these
variables (and their constituent elements) determines both the character and
the effectiveness of the teaching-learning interaction. This impact can be
planned or unplanned, depending on our level of understanding of each
component, and our willingness to consider each and make thoughtful choices
as we go about teaching and learning.
The second section of the module addresses planning for an effective
Finally, Activities 3 & 4 ask you to apply concepts and principles
covered in the module.
- Compare and contrast compliance and
cooperation models of education.
- Identify characteristics of each of the
following categories of learning theory: behaviorist, cognitivist,
- Describe teaching styles using the dimensions
of formality and structure.
- Discuss the three components of readiness:
experiential, emotional, and physical/mental ability.
- Describe learning styles using continuua
including: concrete-abstract, inductive-deductive, internal-external
locus of control, auditory-visual, social-solitary, and orally-writing
- Discuss the four learning style types
described by Kolb.
- Identify myths about low literacy learners.
- Identify strategies for teaching low-literacy
- Differentiate between felt and analyzed needs.
- Differentiate between teacher and learner
- Write learner objectives which include
performance, conditions, and criteria.
- Describe the three domains of learning.
- Identify factors to consider when choosing
- Use learning objectives to evaluate learner