Mastering Concept-Based Teaching

1st Edition

A Guide for Nurse Educators


  • Print ISBN 9780323263306

Key Features

This insightful and indispensable guide to concept-based education:

  • Provides an understanding of the nature of concepts, their function in the process of learning, and the importance of being consistent in the selection and implementation of concepts.
  • Provides a general framework of general steps associated with the development of a concept-based curriculum.
  • Illustrates ways to enhance the conceptual approach with balanced teaching strategies, an open environment, and engaging learning activities.
  • Explains the importance of analyzing evaluation data to determine the effectiveness of a new curriculum on meeting program learning outcomes.

If you are looking to make the move towards concept-based education in nursing, you can’t afford to be without this innovative educational resource.

Table of Contents

1. The Conceptual Approach – Background and Benefits
2. Concepts in the Context of the Discipline of Nursing
3. Development of Concepts for Concept-Based Teaching
4. Developing a Concept-Based Curriculum
5. Conceptual Learning
6. Teaching Strategies for Classroom and Clinical Settings
7. Evaluation of Student Learning


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About the authors

Jean Giddens

Affiliations and Expertise

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Linda Caputi

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emerita, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois President, Linda Caputi, Inc.

Beth Rodgers

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico