I used nursing teachers’ materials in a new student learning center in a rural town outside of Seattle.
The teachers had me sit down in a classroom with my two friends, one with a wheelchair, and one with the cane.
They told us to write down what we saw and heard.
They taught us to ask questions about the objects, how they interacted with us, what we were doing and how they felt.
After we finished, I walked back to the room with the wheelchair and asked the two friends to sit down next to me.
They had me repeat what they had said and I was told to sit back and listen.
After about 45 minutes, they came back and asked if I wanted to take a break.
After I said no, they escorted me to my room.
I took a break to ask some questions about what they were saying, how we felt, and how the object interacted with me.
I then sat back and listened for about 45 more minutes while the teacher talked about each object.
Then, after a couple of minutes, I asked a question about the object and it was over.
When I returned to the classroom, I was greeted with the teacher’s notes.
I was then introduced to the materials that they had prepared.
I thought they were a good start, but I was not impressed.
They were all written in the old style, which is the kind of textbook that would be used in elementary school classrooms.
I had no idea what they actually said.
As a parent of a disabled child, I have been concerned about what happens to the information that children are exposed to when they attend nursing schools.
In nursing school, there are many things that are taught in a single session.
They can be very helpful for a student’s learning, but they are not necessary for the development of critical thinking.
While the materials used in nursing school may be useful, they are no substitute for critical thinking and research.
They do not provide you with a good grounding in what is really happening in the nursing home, nor do they teach you the fundamentals of how the world works.
The material is all in the past tense and often presents things as they are, not how they should be.
I want to hear from other parents, educators, and parents who are concerned about the use of nursing materials in new student centers.
What would you like to know about using nursing teachers materials in your nursing classrooms?
Have you used nursing teacher’s materials before?
Please share your experience with us in the comments.