Title

Case studies in class: Context for success

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2016

Originally Published In

Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Volume Number

11

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

79–81

Abstract

Learning lasts when the students can make direct connections to real life. From experiential learning models to constructivism, it has been long understood that “making it real” is what students need (Jeffries & Clochesy, 2012). Trying to learn a concept with little or no connection to actual nursing practice can be ineffective and frustrating. It is also understood that nurses function at the application and analysis level (or higher) of cognitive processing. Classroom learning at the knowledge and comprehension level, without the opportunity for application, puts students at risk for forgetting or misunderstanding concepts in the clinical setting.