ERIC Number: ED173392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Student Performance Evaluation: The Hidden Agenda in Nursing Education. Conference Proceedings.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
The first paper presented at this conference on the evaluation and effective teaching of nursing students discusses the theoretical perspective on evaluation--that is, steps in writing and validating tests. A worksheet on multiple choice item types, with examples appropriate for nursing education, is included. The second paper discusses the clincial perspective on evaluation and offers a model for relating curriculum objectives to behavioral and communication skills observed in clinical settings. It emphasized that clinical evaluation is a highly value-laden entity requiring careful planning, systematic ongoing evaluation, and a commitment to specific beliefs about performance evaluation. A third paper defines cognitive style mapping and discusses the impact of training nursing educators in this technique. A fourth paper describes replicable teaching strategies which conference participants had successfully used to involve students in their own learning. Implications of cultural diversity for teaching and learning is explored in another paper. Finally, a remedial program which provided counseling and developmental courses in reading, science, and mathematics is described. The program, designed for culturally diverse students, has specified cognitive and affective skills necessary for beginning nursing students. Two textbook readability measures, the Fry Readability Scale and the Cloze Procedure Test, are briefly described. (CP)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Cognitive Style, Competency Based Education, Cultural Awareness, Educational Problems, Evaluation Methods, Individual Differences, Medical Education, Multiple Choice Tests, Nursing, Nursing Education, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Test Construction
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Papers presented at the Regional Conference (2nd, Atlanta, Georgia, October 22-24, 1978) ; Parts may not reproduce clearly due to light print