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    Donna Ignatavicius’s Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum Offers Practical Tools for Instructors and Students

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Sep 11, 2017 4:40:02 PM

    Iggy crop for FB.pngThe concept-based curriculum (CBC) is a hot topic in nursing right now. We are excited to announce the publication of Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Curriculum: A How-To Best Practice Approach, a practical text for teaching and evaluating students within a CBC. Written by preeminent nursing education consultant and thought leader in concept-based teaching and learning, Donna Ignatavicius, it meets the urgent need for authoritative resources to assist faculty with CBC development, implementation, and evaluation.

    Teaching and Learning in a Concept-Based Nursing CurriculumDesigned for graduate students and nursing faculty who are developing, implementing, teaching, or evaluating a CBC, it focuses on the "big ideas" that transcend subject-specific content. Building on the theory of concept-based curricula, this text expands into their application and practice.

    Written in an easy-to-read, direct style, it includes:

    • A discussion of the essential elements of an effective nursing curriculum
    • A comparison of traditional and conceptual learning
    • An exploration of the multiple tools and strategies used in a CBC, such as forms, sample lesson plans, study guides, concept maps, and case studies
    • Teaching strategies for a concept-based online learning environment
    • Clinical teaching activities that connect classroom and clinical learning
    • Clinical evaluation tools for assessing student learning outcomes in a CBC
    • Highlighted priorities, tips, and pitfalls


    Watch a recent webinar with the author:



    Learn more and preview a sample chapter at our website.

    Topics: nursing, nursing education, Donna Ignatavicius, concept-based curriculum, cbc

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