Graham, Mary Louise (1985) Teaching strategies and tactics at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital School of Nursing: guidelines for improvement of instruction. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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The purpose of this study was to develop guidelines for specific instructional strategies and tactics to be used by instructors at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital School of Nursing to aid in the improvement of classroom instruction. -- The literature on change in nursing and in nursing education indicated that nursing students have an ever-increasing body of knowledge to acquire and that nursing education must change to meet the demands of society. More effective means of providing nursing students with the knowledge and skills they require are constantly being sought. -- An evaluation of the instructional setting and existing instructional practices at the school of Nursing was conducted as an initial step. It was anticipated that this evaluation would provide useful information on which to base decisions regarding the possible need for improvement in instructional procedures. -- Naturalistic methods of inquiry were employed with multiple sources used to obtain information. Data gathered through classroom observations, structured and unstructured interviews, preview of media, and record and document analysis indicated that the number and variety of instructional techniques employed were limited and that there were implications for the use of additional strategies. This suggested that a review of related literature should be conducted. -- The literature on large-group instructional techniques such as the lecture, discussion, lecture-discussion, and demonstration and on the use of computer-assisted instruction in nursing education confirmed a need for specific guidelines for instruction. Charts were prepared on the rationale behind the use of specific strategies and on the procedures to be followed. Guidelines were developed for tactics to be employed. - Recommendations have been made for the implementation of the guidelines, and for the provision of training in instructional techniques. It is also recommended that possible improvements in the instructional setting and the implementation of computer-assisted instruction be investigated.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 184-193.|
|Department(s):||Education, Faculty of|
|Geographic Location:||Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador; Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||St. Clare's Mercy Hospital (St. John's, N.L.)--School of Nursing; Nursing--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador; Nursing schools--Newfoundland and Labrador|
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