Mindful moments — enhancing deliberate practice in simulation learning

Author
McKendrick-Calder, Lisa
Pollard, Cheryl
Shumka, Christine
McDonald, Mandy
Carlson, Susan
Winton, Shelley
Faculty Advisor
Date
2019
Keywords
stress , mindfulness , simulated learning , post secondary education
Abstract (summary)
Stress is a significant factor in the effectiveness of simulated learning experiences (Cantrell, Meyer, & Mosack, 2017; Shearer, 2016). Affected by stressors, students’ mental energies are drawn away from actively engaging in deliberate practice opportunities. By decreasing students’ overall stress levels, we theorized that their performance would improve. Examples of improved performance included increased engagement in deliberate practice activities, improved critical thinking, and improved time management skills within a simulation learning environment. We also believed that if students could focus more intentionally on the simulations, the overall learning experience could be enhanced.
Publication Information
McKendrick-Calder, L., Pollard, C., Shumka, C., McDonald, M., Carlson, S., & Winton, S. (2019). Mindful moments: Enhancing deliberate practice in simulation learning. Journal of Nursing Education, 58(7), 431. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20190614-09
Notes
Item Type
Article
Language
English
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)