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Evid Based Nurs 8:100-103 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.4.100
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Teaching evidence-based practice on foot

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 Learning more about teaching evidence-based practice

Strategy or tactic Why? How?
Deliberate practice of teaching28,29 Purposeful refinement of teaching craft “Practice makes perfect” Select areas on which to focus attention Identify new or alternate strategy or tactic to try out (eg, from the Teaching Tips series24–27) Practice new strategy or tactic repeatedly, reflecting after each use on what worked well and what could be improved
Keep a teaching journal Record observations and interpretations of teaching and learning experiences Boosts reflective practice Take prospective notes on planning, execution, and reflection of one’s teaching Add observations from others’ teaching Add insights from reading about learning and teaching
Get coached on teaching Learn more about teaching from peers and masters Identify skilled teachers who are able and willing to be a teaching coach Do real teaching while coach observes Debrief afterward to reflect on the lessons
Attend courses on teaching evidence-based practice Concentrated focus on building teaching skills and repertoire during short period of time Learn through sharing teaching craft with others Find and attend a course that best fits your learning and teaching needs34
Learn more about human learning Helps build conceptual models that underlie our teaching craft Boosts range of teaching options available Helps troubleshooting when teaching goes awry Find and use resources on (a) human learning in general35–41 (b) learning in specific settings, such as in small groups42–48

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