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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308474
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Concept Based Curricula: Faculty Learning Needs
Author(s):
Sportsman, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Iota
Author Details:
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, s.sportsman@elsevier.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Content saturation in nursing curricula and the evidence of the advantages of student engagement in their learning has stimulated a new approach to teaching.  Numerous nursing programs are exploring the use of a concept based curriculum (CBC) as a tool for reducing duplication and facilitating students' progression through the educational process.  For example, as part of the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Texas Team Action Coalition designed an optional state-wide concept based curriculum from the ADN through the BSN as a strategy to increase the number of RNs completed by the BSN degree.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Giddens (2012) suggests that by  understanding core concepts, a student can apply similarities and recurring characteristics.  However, she notes that teaching conceptually turns “traditional learning upside down”.   Many faculty members, planning to move to a conceptual approach fear they do not have the skills to teach in this model.  To address these concerns, the Texas Team APIN grant sent surveys to Texas nursing faculty in pre-licensure and RN to BSN programs to gauge the educational support needed.

This presentation reports on responses from 331 faculty regarding needed educational support and the resulting strategies to prepare Texas faculty for CBC implementation.  The objectives and content of state-wide webinars to prepare faculty and a standardized guideline for developing and implementing such a curriculum will be explored.  In addition, evaluation of interventions derived from the survey will be reported and further evaluation questions related to the development and implementation of a CBC will be proposed.  Although the use of a concept based curriculum is gaining popularity, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of this approach.  This presentation begins the discussion to document its outcomes for faculty and students.

Keywords:
Concept based curriculum; Evaluation of a CBC; Teaching in a CBC
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleConcept Based Curricula: Faculty Learning Needsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSportsman, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Iotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSusan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, s.sportsman@elsevier.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308474-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Content saturation in nursing curricula and the evidence of the advantages of student engagement in their learning has stimulated a new approach to teaching.  Numerous nursing programs are exploring the use of a concept based curriculum (CBC) as a tool for reducing duplication and facilitating students' progression through the educational process.  For example, as part of the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Texas Team Action Coalition designed an optional state-wide concept based curriculum from the ADN through the BSN as a strategy to increase the number of RNs completed by the BSN degree.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       <p>Giddens (2012) suggests that by  understanding core concepts, a student can apply similarities and recurring characteristics.  However, she notes that teaching conceptually turns “traditional learning upside down”.   Many faculty members, planning to move to a conceptual approach fear they do not have the skills to teach in this model.  To address these concerns, the Texas Team APIN grant sent surveys to Texas nursing faculty in pre-licensure and RN to BSN programs to gauge the educational support needed. <p>This presentation reports on responses from 331 faculty regarding needed educational support and the resulting strategies to prepare Texas faculty for CBC implementation.  The objectives and content of state-wide webinars to prepare faculty and a standardized guideline for developing and implementing such a curriculum will be explored.  In addition, evaluation of interventions derived from the survey will be reported and further evaluation questions related to the development and implementation of a CBC will be proposed.  Although the use of a concept based curriculum is gaining popularity, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of this approach.  This presentation begins the discussion to document its outcomes for faculty and students.en_GB
dc.subjectConcept based curriculumen_GB
dc.subjectEvaluation of a CBCen_GB
dc.subjectTeaching in a CBCen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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