Even though this article is dated, it demonstrates nicely what the difference between the learning theories of constructivism and objectivism. I was personally struggling with how to apply these theories to my teaching and learning experience. However, after reading this paper I have improved my knowledge greatly.
Constructivism is all about being learner-centred rather than teacher-centred. This course is a good example of constructivism where learning in an active process in which every learner has the opportunity to engage with ideas and interacts with other learners in order to construct meaning. This course uses reflection on learning and teaching strategies which is another key component of constructivism.
The online learning environment supports social learning and has a element of contextual as we learn in relationship with what else we know, what we believe, our prejudices and our fears.
Whereas, objectivism is about learners assimilate an objective reality. This is achieved within the health service by practising resuscitation techniques on talking. living mankin called Sinman. The trainees can obtain blood pressures, put in tubes and drains if necessary etc. This type of learning is teacher driven where learning is externally mediated by instructional strategies the pre-determine the required mental activities that give rise to acquiring the elements of external reality.
This type of learning is predominately in hospitals and universities by using technology like this example in this picture, every practiitioner has the opportunitity to practice their advance life resuscitation skills.
However, this technology is not available on a general ward when a facilitator wishes to undertake a micro-learning session.
The facilitator using the above technology to enhance learning incorporates the following learning theories: cognitive, collaboration and constructivism.
I liked this article, as it highlighted to me the importance of collaborative learning is much better than individual learning. As I have mentioned several times, the learning and assessment that takes place within my workplace has a strong behaviourist foundation of learning and repeating key words and actions to pass an assessment (it is a very individual approach to learning).
Many of my colleagues view this experience of learning & assessment in a negative way. What are some of the ways to overcome this negative view of learning?
After reading this article, I will seriously consider using a collaborative learning style within my workplace (if I get the opportunity). The advantage of using real world problems or clinical incidents is that it offers the learner the opportunitity to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.
Therefore, by using collaborative learning you can apply the following learning theories of cognitivism, constructivism, objectivism.
I have discovered the whole series of U-tube video's on the SAMR model. I have used scoop.it on the redefinition video as this is what we want to implement within the workplace and our classrooms.
I am a visual learner so I find using this type of technology most useful to aide my learning process.
The objective in this learning process was to learn about the SAMR model and implement it into my teaching setting.
The ways I can redefined my teaching is by using powerpoint, video demonstrations or u-tube presentations (eg non-invasive ventilation techniques), adding digital photos for example of a real-life patient cardiac monitor observations for critical analysis or by undertaking mind-maps so the learner demonstrates the cause and effect of their actions to clearly show their understanding of machine settings.
As a clinical facilitator, I can assess an employee's clinical skills by implementing the above technology (modification) to enable the person to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a creative way and provide critical analysis of their actions and thereby redefining the assessment process.
A lot of people asked me how I built the little scenario in my recent post on not wasting your learner’s time. This post tells you how I did it and provides you with the PowerPoint files so you can learn to do it yourself. A Quick Review I’ve already shared some of the tips [...]
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This scoop.it has provided me with fundamental knowledge of how to actually redefine my teaching by using the SAMR model and technology.
One of the objectives of this course is to apply your learnt theory into practice. This article provides me with the step-by-step process in order to achieve the above objective.
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Using Blubbr you can create interactive quizzes that are based on YouTube clips. Your quizzes can be about anything of your choosing. The structure of the quizzes has a viewer watch a short clip then answer a multiple choice question about the clip. Viewers know right away if they chose the correct answer or not.
I found this article to be interesting since I am only just keeping up with technology, hence why I am undertaking this course. So, what does the future hold for e-learning and how is the workplace and tertiary education going to changing in the future.
This is a good example of applying the SAMR model to teaching within a hospital ward environment. Often you do not have access to expensive mankins to provide simulation of a real life scenario. However, by using this technology you can transform the learning and assessment of a particular clinical skill from learning from a type piece of paper and repeating those actions on that paper in practice to actually using this technology to provide collaborative learning and criticial thinking skills to assess a clinicians knowledge. The clinican has the ability to practice their clinical skills.
Describes a fundamental shift that I think needs to happen to make corporate elearning more effective.
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I found this video clip very interesting as I could apply these principles and change the fundamental way learning takes place within my workplace. At present, within my clinical department all our clinical assessments are based on behaviourism. You pass your assessment if you recite certain behaviours and key words. Is this learning? Can the clinician actually apply their knowledge to solve problems?
There has to be a better way to undertake this learning and assessment process. By incorporating problem solving scenarios as a way to extract the key information and the ability of the practitioner to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities to overcome real life patient problems. Afterall, as clinicians we have to think on our feet and apply our clinical knowledge to any given patient scenario.
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
Within a busy clinical ward in a hospital environment, staff do not have time to undertake a 3 hour on-line course. When management insist that we complete such course, most staff have to undertake such activities in their own time.
By introducing micro-learning sessions it will prepare staff for their yearly assessments in a more practical way. Staff can click on the relevant link if they require more information on a certain area. This will target your teaching more to enhancing the students knowledge and experience.
Micro-learning incorporates the following learning theories of constructivism and cognitivism.
This is a nice and concise learning design tool that provides a step by step approach of how I can implement collaborative learning in my workplace. The only addition I would need to consider is the use of technology to enhance collaboration and learning.
I liked this video because it revised the key concepts of learning theories. It also highlighted my journey so far of how I have learnt from the internet. Up till this course, I was very much learning cardiology from textbooks and now I have discovered the rich resources available from the internet.
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