Evidence-Based Reflective Teaching Practice: A Preceptorship Course Example
Aim: This preceptorship course case study employed an evidence-based reflective teaching practice perspective based on a nursing process framework to develop, implement, and evaluate assignment efficacy directly related to course objectives.
Background: Journaling and article analysis had been used to assess development of role socialization, critical thinking, and self-reflective practice. These activities were found to be ineffective; new assignments were needed to address essential issues and allow for evaluation of assignment efficacy.
Method: Based upon contextual constructivism, four assignments were developed focused on learning goals, nursing skills, assumptions/biases, and role socialization. Assignment efficacy was evaluated via anonymous exploratory surveys.
Results: Student reports identified that assignments met learning outcomes. Methods for improvement in instructional practice were identified and revisions made.
Conclusion: Participation in evidence-based reflective teaching practice can enhance reflective practice in students through appropriate assignment development, advancing the discipline of nursing education.
Josephsen, Jayne M.. (2013). "Evidence-Based Reflective Teaching Practice: A Preceptorship Course Example". Nursing Education Perspectives, 34(1), 8-11.