The "Designed by Reflection" Learning Process Fosters Nursing Innovators
Keywords:instructional process, nursing innovator, innovation
Introduction: Nursing innovators are individuals with innovation expertise who are able to create or develop useful and valuable innovations to meet a requirement and changed contexts. This needs creative and imaginative thinking, and critical thinking. To develop nursing profession and improve quality of nursing services, innovation needs to be high efficiency and great standard, and keep up with changing era, meanwhile focusing on standard and safety of clients. Hence, as nursing instrucors, we must realize how we teach learners to be a creative and new breed of nursing graduate and be able to self-manage and be a transformative leader. Objectives: To disseminate knowledge related to instructional process which promote nursing innovators. Key issues: Nursing innovators are able to apply nursing knowledge and connect their knowledge with creativity to produce nursing innovations. They can use innovations to benefit nursing services concreatly, not only be an abstract idea. However, using the idea to design a new nursing product which is applicable and safe for clients is challenging task. The instructional goal is to help students to develop their creative thinking leading to concreat outcomes. This is challenge and it is a chance for students to publicize their capability. To encourage learners to produce innovations, five steps of instructional process are of concern including: 1) being open-minded and awareness; 2) inquiry and searching the problem; 3) exchanging and learning to creativity; 4) developing problem-solving guidelines; and 5) creating and learning through reflection.Conclusions: The instructional process will result in the development of nursing innovators. Without motivation or inspiration of teacher and learner, this will not be successful. The teacher and the learner both play the important roles through out the process. Teachers must be committed to develop the growth of their learners. Learners must be willing to open up, change their mindset, and be open to new experiences, as well as possess high self-efficacy. This learning process is releveant to a nursing development in a new era, which focus on being an innovator and applying new knowledge to nursing service. Moreover, the expectations for clients would be to: provide benefit and gain more access to healthcare service; reduce cost of production; lessen healthcare expenses; increase value of nursing profession; and enhance quality of nursing standard towards excellence and sustainability. Implications: It takes time to develop a thought process, actions, and reflections on learners' learning outcomes during the teaching and learning process. As a result, learners should be given continuous time for learning at each stage of the process.
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