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Teaching the ideas of others: Is there a problem?

Lipscomb, Martin ORCID: (2022) Teaching the ideas of others: Is there a problem? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 78 (4). e69-e74. ISSN Online:1365-2648

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University nurse educators do not always possess subject expertise in the non-nursing disciplines from which the ideas they use in teaching are derived. This is problematic. Subject expertise can be variously defined. Nonetheless, expertise is associated with education, and education is often assessed by processes culminating in accreditation. Nurse educators, however, do not hold first degrees in every subject they take ideas from (i.e., biology, ethics, pharmacology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, etcetera), and in consequence, ideas are brought to the attention of students studying for first and higher degrees by educators who lack accreditation at the level at which the ideas they use in teaching are taken. Disjuncture’s between accredited learning and teaching generate complex epistemological and other conundrums. Nevertheless, crudely, absent subject expertise, educators risk talking nonsense when poorly understood ideas are presented to students.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: nurse education, nursing students, professional development, staff development, statistics
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Copyright Info: © 2022 John Wiley & Sons Lt
Depositing User: Martin Lipscomb
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 11:28
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:00

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