Why Do Nursing Instructors Rely So Heavily On PowerPoints To Teach? - page 10

by SarahMaria

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I have completed 3 semesters of Nursing School and so far, every lecture instructor has used PowerPoints in the classroom to teach. This method has been used probably 99% of the time. The PowerPoints are provided ahead of time... Read More


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    They use them because educators are required to cover all areas of learning styles, i.e. visual, auditory, etc... and power points are a great way to cover the visual learners! The only thing they haven't found an easy way to cover is the tactile learners, ha!
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    That is where lab practice comes in.
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    Quote from ImThatGuy
    Then again, think of the adage, "those that can - do; those that can't - teach."
    That is just unfair. Most instructors continue to work as nurses to keep their skills up and many schools require this. To even get an instructor position you have to be very good in your field.
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    Quote from cxg174
    That is where lab practice comes in.
    True, true!!
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    THe clickers (or technically audience response sysytems) have been very successful. My students actually enjoy them. I use them during theory, and I have games I have made (using nclex style or exam style questions). It helps the students students be more active in class. It also allows thiose shy students to answer a question.

    As to the coment those who can do-and those who can't teach- I find that offensive. I can and have done so for over 20 years. I have always wanted to teach. I love it when my students "get it"! It is very rewarding.
    I can't please everyone. I do my best. Some students will get it others won't. I also will got he extra mile to help a student-but I will not put forth more effort than the student does. I will tutor, etc, if a student is really trying-but don't coem to me and say you are failing and you want me to fix it, and you haven't studied, or read the material.
    THere are great instructors, and no so great ones. THere are great students and no so great ones. We can't generalize them. Some insructors should not teach-just as some students shoulsd not be nurses!

    Just my opinions.
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    Quote from cxg174
    That is just unfair. Most instructors continue to work as nurses to keep their skills up and many schools require this. To even get an instructor position you have to be very good in your field.
    lol ok if you say so

    I didn't imply everyone fit that mold. I just wanted to reiterate that the thought ought to cross through your mind when consuming a lecture.
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    A lot of people love to teach.. I think it is offensive say all teachers are only teaching because they couldn't hack it in their field.
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    I had this one instructor that would use the powerpoint that came with the book, these are like 120 slides of information and all the instructor would do is read off of the slide. It was torture. She was very condescending and sarcastic as well...

    She didn't get a good evaluation from me.
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    Quote from mjmoon
    A lot of people love to teach.. I think it is offensive say all teachers are only teaching because they couldn't hack it in their field.
    Again, who said "all?"
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    Quote from cxg174
    That is just unfair. Most instructors continue to work as nurses to keep their skills up and many schools require this. [I]To even get an instructor position you have to be very good in your field[/I].
    Haha, maybe in your neck of the woods. Not in mine.
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