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Self-directed learning and portfolio development for nurses: developing workbooks as a facilitative tool

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Cleary, M and Freeman, A, Self-directed learning and portfolio development for nurses: developing workbooks as a facilitative tool, Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for The Australian Nursing Profession, 20, (1) pp. 14-20. ISSN 1037-6178 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5172/conu.20.1.14

Abstract

Workbooks are often used for discipline-specific learning in academic institutions but there is growing recognition of their potential usefulness in the clinical setting to promote learning and professional development. The purpose of this paper is to share some tips/guidelines for those clinical staff interested in developing self-directed learning programs using a workbook approach. Combined with skilled facilitation, custom designed workbooks based on adult learning theories can enhance skills and encourage portfolio development in the clinical setting. This cost and time effective approach utilises existing resources to cater to diverse needs and topics, building sustainable collaborations. This paper will argue that the proposed program has the potential to contribute to healthcare improvement by promoting skill development amongst staff and contributing to evidence-based practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Self-directed learning, portfolio, mental health nursing
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108445
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-08-23
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