NR520 Applied Theoretical Foundations, Scientific Inquiry & Decision-Making
Module 7 Learning Theory
Master's-prepared advanced practice nurses will have opportunities to lead change in different practice settings, which require background knowledge on learning theories. Learning theories provide theoretical and philosophical understanding on how individuals learn. In this assessment, students will create a PowerPoint presentation that describes the creation of an educational workshop prepared for a group of colleagues.
A printed version of these assignment guidelines are available below.
NR520 Module 7 Learning Theory Assignment Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.)
Course Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will address the following course learning outcomes.
CO 3: Describe use of an evidence-based practice model to support clinical, leader, or educational action.
CO 4: Apply broad theoretical concepts as a foundational support for clinical, leader, or educational action.
Suggested Due Date
Final due date is Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Module 7.
Total Points Possible: 200
You have been asked to facilitate an educational workshop for a group of colleagues on the importance of evidence-based quality improvement initiatives. Select a learning theory category (either behavioral or cognitive) to help support the development of the workshop. Develop a PPT presentation that explains how you will create a workshop that will meet the learning needs of your audience and address the stated objectives for the presentation. Use Bloom's taxonomy to develop appropriate objectives for the workshop.
Create a PowerPoint presentation to address the following.
Identify a learning theory category—behavioral or cognitive. Describe the main assumptions of the selected learning theory.
Present three learning objectives for the workshop on the importance of evidence-based quality improvement initiatives. Develop one objective for each learning domain (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective). Use the appropriate taxonomy when developing the learning objectives (e.g., if the audience is not familiar with the topic, lower-level taxonomy would be appropriate. If the audience is experienced at conducting evidence-based improvement projects, higher-level taxonomy may be appropriate). Discuss why the specific learning objectives were developed.
Create three active learning activities that will be included in the workshop to help keep your audience engaged. The learning activity should help meet the learning objectives of the workshop. Describe each active learning activity and how it aligns with the selected learning theory (behavioral or cognitive). Explain what type of learning style the activity best addresses.
Identify how you will evaluate learning (e.g., quizzes, surveys, observation, self-report). Explain how the selected evaluation will demonstrate how each learning objective was met.
Provide a conclusion. Include a summary on the selected learning theory category. Describe the relationship among learning theory, objectives, activities, and evaluation.
Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create the presentation.
Each slide (excluding title and reference slides) must include detailed speaker notes.
The purpose of the speaker notes is to expand upon the idea, and document facts and information about the bulleted information points on the slide.
Formal, scholarly writing style with complete sentence and paragraph structure should be used to create the speaker notes.
Scholarly literature support should be integrated within the speaker notes.
Speaker notes assure that all assignment expectations and key points are covered.
Within the speaker notes, the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure are followed and consistent with formal, scholarly writing as noted in the APA Manual (6th edition).
First person should not be used for this scholarly assignment.
Citation and referencing of sources must be congruent with guidelines noted in the APA Manual (6th edition).
Slides are professional in appearance with visually balanced text, font appropriate for audience reading, succinct bulleted points, and visually appealing contrast between background and font utilized. Correct spelling and appropriate use of graphics/images are evident.
Sources older than five years may not be used without the permission of the class instructor.
Please note: If you do not receive a proficient rating in any major content category, you can re-submit your assignment with revisions in those content categories to receive a better grade. You have one additional opportunity to revise after the initial submission in order to make improvements. The initial submission must be a complete paper; rough drafts will not be graded. All revisions must be submitted no later than Sunday of Module 7 at 11:59 p.m. (You cannot revise your graduate-level writing style for a higher grade in that category.)