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Deconstructing the construction of a learning module on practice development

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Graham Dark, Rebecca Perrett


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The creation of learning materials requires a critical approach that incorporates the educational pedagogy appropriate to delivery of the intended learning outcomes. The use of learning activities must focus on developing the required skills that reflect the intended outcomes and performance measures for participants who complete the learning. Clear instructions on what is expected of the participants, how they will learn, why the learning is important, and how to check that they have achieved the required standards are essential elements for successful learning. We all need to, and want to learn, but often the experience fails to achieve the desired outcomes due to the creators of the learning losing focus on the intended outcomes and important components to developing the desired skills. It is possible to create materials that engage students and reward them for their efforts, but this requires a simple understanding of the psychology of learning and a desire to create high-quality materials. In this regard, we hope that the accompanying modules on practice development assist in your own personal and professional development. If you can find areas that could be improved, then this article may have helped you become more critical of your own future developments. © 2007 The Authors.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dark, G. G., Perrett, R. H.

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Cancer Care

Year: 2007

Volume: 16

Issue: 2

Pages: 201-205

Print publication date: 01/03/2007

ISSN (print): 0961-5423

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2354


DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2007.00795.x

PubMed id: 17371433

Notes: Online cancer education forum


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