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I was fortunate to be able to observe academic education of nursing students at DeSales University. This education was held in a classroom setting on Mondays and Wednesdays. My observation time was 16 hours in which I observed Alyssa Robertson prepare for class, prepare exams, give lectures, provide hands on education, assist students in learning, and provide support to students. I also observed many student interactions and learning techniques. The learners were NU 220 Pharmacology and NU 230 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions students. NU 230 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions was held in the morning on Mondays and Wednesdays from 09:00-11:30 and NU 220 Pharmacology was held after from 12:00-3:30pm. This experience was very familiar to me because I have been in the academic scene for many years now. Knowing that I am a very visual and auditory learner I tend to do well in the classroom setting. Some students I could tell also do well in the classroom setting while…show more content…
They have a drive to succeed and appear motivated and eager to learn. Understanding how adult learners function is imperative for the instructor to understand so that learning activities can be molded to fit their learning styles. Providing education that blends well with their unique learning needs can help students succeed. Rico, Beal, and Davies (2010) discuss different learning styles and suggest that “accelerated students want faculty to deliver knowledge using many different methodologies”. Professor Robertson demonstrated using different teaching techniques for her students as well. Her class teachings consisted of Power Point, lecture, discussing current events, and hands on with equipment while learning about the equipment. She also had tests and quizzes to evaluate learning. Students were also asked questions, discuss topics and even demonstrate their medication calculations on the white
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