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Ask the expert: Best education programs for a classroom setting

Nurse Leader Insider, August 23, 2010

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This week, Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, discusses the types of programs that are best presented in a classroom setting.

Q: What educational programs are best conducted in a classroom setting?

A: Generally, programs that require immediate dialogue and discussion are best presented in the classroom setting. Here are some recommendations for types of programs that lend themselves to innovative classroom presentations. Some facets of blended learning may also be appropriate. For example, some didactic content may be presented via distance learning formats. However, the bulk of the programs, particularly those aspects that require group discussion and communication, are best suited to the classroom.

Consider the following topics:

Communication skills: Communication is an art. When teaching about communication, it is important to teach about body language, tone of voice, and how sentences are phrased. Effective communication skills can be demonstrated, and ineffective communication skills critiqued.

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