ERIC Number: ED344869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Shippensburg University/Polyclinic Medical Center "Teach the Teacher" Seminars.
Hockersmith, Peggy; And Others
The Director of Education at Polyclinic Hospital (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) conducted two assessments which addressed competencies needed by clinical instructors in health occupations. Several areas of need emerged which clustered around teaching strategies, questioning and problem solving, learning styles, evaluation, decision-making, and conflict management. Following a series of initial planning meetings a team of 4 faculty members from the teacher education and counseling departments at Shippensburg University was assembled; they planned and delivered 12 workshops to address the weaknesses identified in the pre-assessments. Participants in the workshops were Polyclinic's trainers of critical care nurses. Guiding concepts for the development of the workshops included: (1) sessions were to be team taught; (2) participants were to be actively involved; (3) the number of participants was to be limited to 15-18; (4) pedagogical concepts and practices were made applicable to the medical setting; (5) the Myers-Briggs, Dunn's Learning Style Profile, and other self-assessment instruments were to be used as a unifying thread. Postevaluations of the sessions were statistically highly significant. Open-ended evaluation comments were positive. One unexpected outcome was the group cohesiveness which evolved. Attachments include: preassessment instruments and results; budget, titles, and selected bibliography. (33 references) (Author/IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nursing Improvement Programs; Polyclinic Medical Center PA; Shippensburg University PA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Hilton Head, SC, March 3-8, 1992).