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Critical Caring Model for Teaching and Learning

May 26, 2017 by

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Recently I had the opportunity to spend a morning discussing approaches to teaching and learning with a group of nursing faculty at Florida Atlantic University. They, like so many other faculty groups, are eager to find constructive approaches to teaching and learning that address the today’s complex issues, and the focus of the FAU College […]

Reclaiming our University – and our Nursing programs

March 27, 2017 by

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Recently I learned about an initiative by faculty at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) to reclaim their University in the more communal sense that an academic environment should be, in response to the increasing corporatization of higher education.  They have published a Manifesto that addresses the purpose of the University, the idea of academic freedom, […]

Philosophy (and practice) of Nursing Education

January 12, 2017 by

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Several years ago I developed a presentation that summarizes my personal philosophy of nursing education.  There is a strong emphasis on what the philosophic ideas imply for our practices – not only how we teach but what we teach.  I find that many times a year the content of this presentation come to the surface […]

Are we ready for the challenges of 2017?

December 22, 2016 by

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There is one thing that seems certain for the coming year – we face a historically unprecedented time of uncertainty and unrest around the world. Many of the “norms” of mainstream cultures and structures seem to be rocked to the core. Undercurrents in our social fabric that have sustained inequality and injustice for many have […]