I'm my homework for today, I'm researching the different uses of technology in nursing education.
Tweets and Blogs are at the top of the list!
How crazy. I guess I'd simply never thought about it, but instructing students to utilize a blog for reflective assignments beats sitting through post-conference any day.
1. Knowing in action
2.Reflection in action
3. Reflection on action
Knowing in action is the knowledge the student brings with them.
Reflection in action is the thinking that goes on while they are using their knowledge
Reflection on action is the thinking that happens after they've completed their task.
The student brings with them the technical knowledge of how to initiate a peripheral IV (and all the anxiety that comes with it.) Then he/she gets the opportunity to practice and while they are performing the task they are thinking about how it functions. After this activity is over the student reflects on how it went, what went wrong, what could have gone better, etc...
I have to go now, so more later, but turns out blogging is a future wave for nursing students.
I probably better keep my skills up.
Warning to my future students, follow my blog or fail.