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International Journal of Nursing Education
Year : 2014, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 169) Last page : ( 172)
Print ISSN : 0974-9349. Online ISSN : 0974-9357.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-9357.2014.00628.X

A Plausible Case of Synthesization of Mini Teaching and Case-Based Learning in Nursing Education

Azmi Farha1, Husain Munawwar2, Usmani Jawed Ahmad3

1Assistant Professor, Government Nursing College, Kanpur

2Professor, Formerly Medical Superintendent & Principal, School of Nursing

3Professor & Chairman of the Department, Department of Forensic Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Online published on 1 August, 2014.


All instructional methods of teaching utilize the natural instinct of learning by forming associations or bonds. Edward L Thorndike -1898 (1) was the first one to realize and appreciate the true spirited meaning of learning, not in isolation rather beading together of facts in to an entity association (2). All modern day tools of Teaching-Learning, including the elbowed out Chalk & Board utilizes this principle surreptitiously. Thorndike has gone further to elaborate on the "Law of Readiness", the "Law of Exercise", and the "Law of Effect". In a nutshell the first law speaks about the desire and curiosity to learn, the middle one about the ‘vigor and duration as well as the frequency of utilization’ (the use and disuse concept - italics authors’ own), and the last one about strong connection being made when satisfying state of affairs are met (3). This is what connectionism is. By direct connotation no T-L tool shall meet the challenges of modern technology-driven times and aspirations of the learner until and unless the ‘connectionism’ is fruitfully birthed. We have tried to mate the three laws and justify their intellectual existence by reasonably extracting virtues in the bonding of case-based learning and mini teaching.



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