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The assessment of student nurse teachers during supervised teaching experience

The assessment of student nurse teachers during supervised teaching experience

Munro, Lesley Ann (1990) The assessment of student nurse teachers during supervised teaching experience. MPhil thesis, Thames Polytechnic.

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Although the literature on the assessment of student teachers in the school sector is extensive, the literature on the assessment for student teachers in Further Education is much more limited and especially so in relation to student nurse teachers.

This study has explored one specific area in relation to the assessment of student nurse teachers during the one-year Certificate of Education Course at one Institution. This area for investigation was concerned with the ability of students to assess their own teaching performance.

The author examined the similarities and differences between the assessments of lessons made by Polytechnic tutors and the self-assessment of the same lessons made by student nurse teachers.

In order to examine these similarities and differences, the current assessment criteria sheet in use was amended. As the sample was small, care has been taken with extrapolating the findings to the population in general.

The findings did, however, show that although there was broad agreement between the Polytechnic tutors and the student nurse teachers when they were both using the amended assessment criteria sheets, this level of agreement fell short of that which is desirable.

The recommendations from the study, therefore, are that the current method of assessing teaching experience should be developed further. This development should include the use of more than one approach to the assessment of teaching and could also incorporate a more formal recognition of student self-assessment as a means of contributing to the development of effecting teaching and, as a consequence, enabling effective learning. The principles and practice of self-assessment should be given greater emphasis in the course curriculum.

The researcher also addressed the issue of staff preparation in relation to the assessment of teaching. It is considered that this should include practical training in order to minimise differences between the assessments provided by staff. This preparation should be provided for lecturers working in the host colleges as well as the Polytechnic tutors.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
Uncontrolled Keywords: training of nurses, nursing, education
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Education
School of Education > Department of Professional Learning & Development
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:22

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