The Role of a Nurse Teacher: The Development of Active Learning of Teaching and Learning in a New Normal

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Karuna Wongtienlai


        Teaching and learning through active learning is a new concept that is popular in the late 21st century. It is a learning process based on the concept of intellectual creativity (constructionism) to focus on the process of self-learning rather than just listening to the course content. The teaching method emphasizes on the participation of learners under the supervision of an instructor as a guide. This method will be effective to encourage or facilitate learners to learn through the process of advanced thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of learning behaviors through practice, teaching and learning.
            The new normal brought about by Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) has caused changed and affected the school management. It requires a change in the learning model of the nursing profession which prohibit students to practice with real patients in the ward. This has led to a change in teaching and learning management style according to the appropriateness of “New Life” (New normal). Development of active learning management which focuses on the student consists of 4 steps: 1) Instructional design, 2) Instructional activity design, 3) Learning and teaching activities, and 4) Measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning management. All of steps are leading to learning outcomes that make learners happy, provide study skills as required by the curriculum and to have desirable graduate qualities in the 21st century.


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