- Duration2 weeks
- Weekly study3 hours
Learning Theory for Nursing: An Introduction
Explore basic learning theory to help with nursing education
Understanding how we learn is vital for designing experiences that support the diverse learning needs of nursing students.
Through this course, you’ll explore the learning theory that underpins teaching and learning strategies for nurses. You will be taught how learning theories affect teaching decisions along with experience, learning aims and curriculum expectations.
To help you increase learning opportunities for your students, this course will also address various ways to enhance attention, motivation and memory, and analyse factors which help or hinder learning.
- Principles of learning theory
- The application of learning theory to nurse education
- Learning styles
- Factors that facilitate or hinder learning
- Individual learning needs
- Teaching and learning strategies
When would you like to start?
Date to be announced
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of principles of learning theory
- Appraise the application of learning theory to nurse education
- Analyse factors which support or hinder learning
- Discuss factors relevant when planning adult learning
Who is the course for?
This course is for nurses and healthcare professionals who are new to nursing education and student-nurse development. It will also be useful for experienced nurses wanting to refresh their knowledge, or share their experiences with a nursing community.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!