Complexity-Based Pedagogy for E-Learning: Description of Emergence in a Graduate Nursing Program

Gail J. Mitchell, F. Beryl Pilkington, Isolde Daiski, Nadine Cross
2017 Open Journal of Nursing  
This paper describes the kind of engagement and emergent learning that happened in three different sections of a graduate nursing course. Three nursing educators used an e-learning platform called Daagu that was developed by faculty guided by complexity pedagogy. A total of 43 students were enrolled in the full credit foundations course in theory and philosophy. Authors describe two specific instances of emergent learning: one was expressed by students in relation to a particular resource
more » ... ular resource (article, TedTalk, YouTube, Poem) or discussion, and the second is in relation to specific "aha moments" or shifts in understanding that changed student attitudes and actions. Quotes of emergent learning provide a source of narrative data for conversing about and developing quality e-learning platforms for students and educators.
doi:10.4236/ojn.2017.72019 fatcat:dc2adbwmrjgknjz64wqz67xo6q