Creativity in the classroom is more than just fun; it's a way to motivate and engage, intensify lessons, impart complex ideas and put students front and center in their learning. It's a way to bring nursing to life and to cultivate practitioners and scholars who are compassionate, malleable, passionate, lightning-on-their-feet problem-solvers.
"Knowledge that sticks is best," says Dean Dorrie Fontaine, "and how we get there - through assignments that students love and remember, interprofessional exercises that involve imagination and role playing, and professors who bring concepts alive - has everything to do with the quality of the nurses we're cultivating."
So what can you learn from a creative teacher? Read the latest issue of VNL >>.
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