Curricular Strategies for Nursing and Other Disciplines
Author: Gail P. Poirrier
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
What do students learn? How do they learn? Can they express themselves in writing? This book helps educators resolve these questions and more. Here are strategies to enhance critical thinking, communication, professional growth, research, and classroom skills. This book is a valuable aide for scholars, educators, and clinicians in nursing, health science and other disciplines.
Online education, both by for-profit institutions and within traditional universities, has seen recent tremendous growth and appeal - but online education has many aspects that are not well understood. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education provides a thorough and engaging reference on all aspects of this field, from the theoretical dimensions of teaching online to the technological aspects of implementing online courses—with a central focus on the effective education of students. Key topics explored through over 350 entries include: · Technology used in the online classroom · Institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education · Pedagogical basis and strategies of online education · Effectiveness and assessment · Different types of online education and best practices · The changing role of online education in the global education system
CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: BUILDING A SPEECH, Seventh Edition, continues the tradition of providing proven texts at lower prices. With 20 chapters organized into five units, BUILDING A SPEECH guides students through the step-by-step process of developing public speaking skills through observation, peer criticism, personal experience and instructor guidance. Readings and exercises provide assistance in drafting informative and persuasive speeches as well as improving research and speechwriting skills. The text's conversational style aims to both interest and motivate students. Topics such as apprehension and listening provide a positive learning environment and help students to realize that they are not alone in their struggle to find the confidence to speak in public. It is grounded in the philosophy that students can master the steps of speech construction if provided with a caring environment, clear direction, and creative examples. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Critical thinking values, knowledge, and skills are integral to evidence-based practice in the helping professions. Practitioners must be able to think clearly, on a daily basis, about decisions that may change their clients' lives. Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals, 3rd Edition, is designed to engage readers as active participants in honing their critical thinking skills, mastering a coherent decision-making process, and integrating the evidence-based practice process into their work with clients. In this interactive skills-based workbook, 37 hands-on exercises offer rich opportunities for students in professional education programs to learn how to make informed decisions. Unique material exploring the use of propaganda in advertising and discussing the research on judgment and problem solving highlight the connection between critical thinking and evidence-based practice. For students in social work, nursing, counseling, and psychology, this new edition of a unique workbook is a fun and thought-provoking way to sharpen and maximize their decision-making skills so that they can provide their clients with the best care possible. * Fun, interactive exercises emphasize learning by doing * Integrates research and practice, practice and policy, and critical thinking and evidence-based practice * Helps readers to recognize how to recognize propaganda, avoid pitfalls in decision making, critically appraise research, and improve their practice * Ideal for graduate and undergraduate courses in research and practice
Useful in academic courses and in everyday life, this short book is a summary and guide to the art of reasoning well. Epstein's CRITICAL THINKING set a new standard of pedagogical excellence and provided a well-integrated approach to the subject, and this text gives the same development pared down to the essentials. As well, the POCKET GUIDE contains sections on experiments, explanations, models, and theories.
Drawing upon actual clinical experiences and case studies, the 3rd edition of this popular reference stimulates critical thinking while bridging the gap between knowledge and clinical practice. Each of the 14 chapters are organized by specific body system disorders and feature cases integrating pharmacology, nutrition, and diagnostic/laboratory tests. The introduction of 15 brand-new cases provides real-life examples to test reader knowledge on a variety of clinical settings including acute, community, home, and long-term care. In addition, there are three new chapters on women's health disorders, psychiatric disorders, and alternative therapies. Case studies from actual clinical experiences teach students to think critically and emphasize proactive nursing care. Organized into 14 chapters focusing on specific body systems to provide easy access to information Body systems organization compatible with any medical-surgical nursing textbook Each case study helps students to identify changes, anticipate possible complications, and initiate therapeutic interventions, thus preventing crises Cases increase in complexity within each chapter so students can build on experiences previously learned Updated cases in each body system focus on different problems and interventions Increased number of cases center on the care of conditions in older adults Three new chapters expose readers to a greater variety of disorders and alternative therapies
Thinking Critically, 8/e, teaches the fundamental thinking, reasoning, reading, and writing abilities that students need for academic success. The text begins with basic skills related to personal experience and then carefully progresses to the more sophisticated reasoning skills required for abstract, academic contexts. Thinking Critically introduces students to the cognitive process while teaching them to develop their higher-order thinking and language abilities. A number of distinctive characteristics make the text an effective tool for both instructors and students. Exercises, discussion topics, and writing assignments encourage active participation, stimulating students to critically examine their own and others' thinking.
THE RHETORICAL ACT: THINKING, SPEAKING AND WRITING CRITICALLY, Fourth Edition, teaches liberal arts students how to craft and critique rhetorical messages that influence, inviting and enabling them to become articulate rhetors and critics of their symbolic universe. The new edition maintains a traditional humanistic approach to rhetoric, while extending the scope and relevance of the text. THE RHETORICAL ACT reaffirms the ancient Aristotelian and Ciceronian relationships between art and practice -- one cannot master rhetorical skills without an understanding of the theory on which such skills are based. The text combines thorough coverage of rhetorical criticism, media literacy, and strategic public speaking, providing a solid grounding in essential concepts while helping students hone their skills in each area. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This innovative text uses concrete examples and hands-on exercises to help students clearly understand and apply the five steps of the nursing process. In each, wellness concepts and independent critical thinking, major emphases of this text, are incorporated into each step of the nursing process.