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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160061
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Dynamic Engagement: Core to Teaching Excellence
Abstract:
Dynamic Engagement: Core to Teaching Excellence
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Johnson Farmer, Barbara, MSN, MSA
P.I. Institution Name:Marquette University
Title:Predoctoral Student
Contact Address:College of Nursing, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA
Contact Telephone:414-288-3845
Co-Authors:Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Problem: To understand teaching excellence from the faculty perspective, seventeen nurse educators were recruited to participate in this study. Framework/Method: Using a grounded theory approach the purposive sample included respondents thought to be excellent teachers. The nurse educators (one Caucasian male, two African American females, and the remainder Caucasian females) taught at a variety of universities across the United States. Earned degrees included: PhD, EdD, DNS, DNSc, DrPH, and MSN. The range of teaching experience was 6 to 31 years, mean of 22.3 years. Following review for protection of human subjects, consenting respondents were asked for an Emailed response to the question, "What do you do to bring nursing to life with your students?" Analysis: Using the line-by-line coding and the constant comparative method, five major themes of the core category ôengagementö emerged: a) Resources b) Relevance, c) Student Centeredness, d) Facilitation of Learning, and e) Affective. Findings suggest that teaching excellence is a dynamic process, which includes active engagement of both the student and faculty. We found that the core category, engagement included the faculty being: a) current and knowledgeable, b) using multiple strategies in teaching the content, c) being clear in communication of objectives/outcomes, d) being student centered, and e) being able to draw all students into active questioning and learning so that the process of discovery is enjoyable. The process of becoming an excellent teacher involved "change from 'instiller' to 'facilitator' and laid the foundation for continued development of my teaching self". Relevance: Given the shortage of nursing educators, those beginning to teach or seeking to improve their teaching may find the results enlightening. Only one other published qualitative study was found using an online response. The assets and limitations of this approach will also be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDynamic Engagement: Core to Teaching Excellenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160061-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Dynamic Engagement: Core to Teaching Excellence</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Johnson Farmer, Barbara, MSN, MSA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Marquette University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Predoctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414-288-3845</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">barbara.johnson-farmer@mu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: To understand teaching excellence from the faculty perspective, seventeen nurse educators were recruited to participate in this study. Framework/Method: Using a grounded theory approach the purposive sample included respondents thought to be excellent teachers. The nurse educators (one Caucasian male, two African American females, and the remainder Caucasian females) taught at a variety of universities across the United States. Earned degrees included: PhD, EdD, DNS, DNSc, DrPH, and MSN. The range of teaching experience was 6 to 31 years, mean of 22.3 years. Following review for protection of human subjects, consenting respondents were asked for an Emailed response to the question, &quot;What do you do to bring nursing to life with your students?&quot; Analysis: Using the line-by-line coding and the constant comparative method, five major themes of the core category &ocirc;engagement&ouml; emerged: a) Resources b) Relevance, c) Student Centeredness, d) Facilitation of Learning, and e) Affective. Findings suggest that teaching excellence is a dynamic process, which includes active engagement of both the student and faculty. We found that the core category, engagement included the faculty being: a) current and knowledgeable, b) using multiple strategies in teaching the content, c) being clear in communication of objectives/outcomes, d) being student centered, and e) being able to draw all students into active questioning and learning so that the process of discovery is enjoyable. The process of becoming an excellent teacher involved &quot;change from 'instiller' to 'facilitator' and laid the foundation for continued development of my teaching self&quot;. Relevance: Given the shortage of nursing educators, those beginning to teach or seeking to improve their teaching may find the results enlightening. Only one other published qualitative study was found using an online response. The assets and limitations of this approach will also be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:35:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:35:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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