Flipping the focus
Designing your theory delivery to include student questioning forces the student to bring a baseline knowledge level of the content to the classroom. The traditional classroom setting focuses on the instructor in the front of the room presenting information while the students take notes. By providing a case study approach with concept mapping outlining the necessary thought process and care, we can develop the student’s ability to apply the knowledge. This ensures that the students are adequately prepared for clinical and practice.
The case study
The students are provided the case study information. A volunteer client is then selected to act out the role of the patient and the students complete the patient interview. Depending on the point in the student’s learning within the course, the volunteer client is either asked to fabricate information for the questioning or may be provided with index cards stating laboratory values, assessment findings, or diagnostic testing that may be helpful in the scenario.