By Mitchell Taylor
In clinical, it is very interesting to see students apply the knowledge they have learned. The expectation that they will rise above expectations is interesting to note. This week, I asked students in clinical to not wait for the RN to tell them what to do, but to have their day planned out and do the things that they could do, independently like their physical assessment. Students really stepped up to fulfill this role of the RN. They had more confidence. They really did well in planning and using their judgment. The students even recognized when they needed help and asked for the help.
The idea of students meeting high expectations. In the article Matching Student Expectations with Instructors’ Dispositions, the authors discuss the student and faculty perceptions of faculty expertise, pedagogy, and technology. The expectations of the student are interesting to note. Students care about how they are taught as well and the organization and communication that they receive.
Setting clear expectations that do not change would seem to fit into this area of positive perception from the students. Working with students and providing them feedback is extremely important in helping students achieve these goals. Students can and will move along a path of higher expectation if the instructor provides the opportunity and support with clear expectations and lots of feedback.
Welch, A., Orso, D., Doolittle, J. et. al. (2015). Shaljan AreepattamannilMatching Student Expectations with Instructors’ Dispositions: Insight into Quality of Online Teaching. The Journal of Effective Teaching: an online journal devoted to teaching excellence. Vol. 15, No. 2, 5-19.