Case Study Analysis and Discussion:
The case study method used at the best BSc Nursing college in Rajasthan, is a participatory, discussion-based way of learning where students gain skills in critical thinking, communication, and group dynamics. Appropriate integration of case studies in chosen subjects is arranged by all the teachers in their respective fields.
The faculty members foster learning environment by engaging in rich experiential content of teaching through experimentation, demonstration, visual aids, periodical industrial visits (Community Health Centres, Hospital), organizing exhibitions as well as presenting papers.
Guided role play in teaching therapeutic skills:
The use of role play in mental health education allows students to become active participants and at the core of their learning. Since textbook descriptions cannot adequately communicate what it feels like to be disturbed or in conflict, students were assigned roles that involved doing a subjective selection of the characteristics of a specific diagnosis, and explain and enact the selection in role play. The method was successful in decreasing students’ anxiety, enabling them to understand concepts and skills better and enhance identification with the client. A role play situation is designed to reflect the interaction between a care provider and a patient in order to implement the expected therapeutic outcome.
In view of providing real life experience about the community problems ,students are posted at Rural Health and Urban health centres, where they perform field visit, door to door service and family case studies. To develop the effective teaching skills in students the institute provides a learning platform with the help of the class room presentations, Seminars and class tests etc.
This conventional method is commonly adopted by all the teachers. This method facilitates the teacher to interpret, explain and revise the content of a text only for better understanding of the subject by the learners. At the end of instruction of each unit, the students are given specific assignments which enrich their learning.
Incidental learning is unplanned or unintentional learning. It may occur while carrying out an activity that is seemingly unrelated to what is learned. Early research on this topic dealt with how people learn in their daily routines at their workplaces. However, it may trigger self-reflection and this could be used to encourage learners to reconceive what could otherwise be isolated learning fragments as part of more coherent and long-term learning journey.
Context enables us to learn from experience. By interpreting new information in the context of where and when it occurs and relating it to what we already know, we come to understand its relevance and meaning. In a classroom or lecture theatre, the context is typically confined to a fixed space and limited time. Beyond the classroom, learning can come from an enriched context such as visiting a hospital, or being immersed in a good book.
All learners are different. However, most educational presentations and materials are the same for all. This creates a learning problem, by putting a burden on the learner to figure out how to engage with the content. It means that some learners will be bored, others will be lost, and very few are likely to discover paths through the content that result in optimal learning. Adaptive teaching offers a solution to this problem. It uses data about a learner’s previous and current learning to create a personalized path through educational content.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Enabled Teaching:
ICT enabled teaching methods have been made available in the School of Nursing. The Teaching Learning Process is supported with Regular Practical Sessions, access to Digital Library, online journals, Use of LCD projectors for seminars and workshops, productive use of educational videos, accessibility of non-print material for students through the Internet, Communication skills training facility makes the students acquire proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.