The 2019 winter series of the IAMSE webinar program focuses on the role of the learning environment in health science education. The significance and importance of the learning environment is based on the assumption that a poor environment is associated with poor student performance, burn-out and stress. Our fourth session in the series will be a panel discussion featuring Luke Mortensen, PhD, FAHA, FNAOME; Cindy Anderson, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, ANEF, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN; and Karen Hills, MS, PA-C.
The Learning Environment Panel Discussion
Presenters: Luke Mortensen, Cindy Anderson
Session: January 31,
From Dr. Mortensen: Within the osteopathic medical learning environment, the considerations – not unlike those of other health education learning paradigms – encompass social, academic, professional, psychological, and physical settings and frameworks as they influence how people learn, organize, and collaborate together. We will discuss different approaches and on-going concerns within the academic setting to positively affect teaching and learning.
From Dr. Anderson: At the Ohio State College of Nursing, our learning environment is illustrated by our commitment to LIVE WELL (Lead, Innovate, Vision, Execute, be Wellness-focused, Evidenced-based, Lifelong learnings and Lights for the world, locally and globally). Evidence for our successful establishment of an effective environment for student learning in Nursing is our redesignation as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence, recently awarded for our contributions to the development of an environment that promotes student learning and professional development. Process and outcome evaluation informs efforts to refine approaches and promote an effective learning environment.
From Ms. Hills: Using the Gruppen review article as a backdrop, this portion of the webinar will focus on