Assessing learning needs of student. - Coggle Diagram
Assessing learning needs of student.
How to assess learning needs?
Ask questions, listen, observe and discuss to identify gaps in knowledge and learning needs.
Bear in mind that students 'don't know what they don't know'.
Find time to sit down with the student to talk about the placement.
Communicate, set action plans and goals.
Be positive and encouraging.
Ask the student about previous experience. Have they done any reading about the placement area?
Ask the student to do some reading/research on Haematology. They could choose one particular condition that they have seen on the ward to read about e.g. Leukaemia. I could then ask them questions about it.
Does the student know what they would like to learn from the placement? Do they have an action plan?
What skills have they experienced or practiced already?
What skills would they like to achieve?
Involve the student when carrying out clinical skills, allow them to observe as much as possible and participate if able.
Plan visits to gain as much experience as possible.
Encourage the student to participate in ward activities.
Ensure the student has good knowledge of NMC guidelines and The Code and that the NMC Code is being followed.
Show the student how to access policies and procedures.
Ensure that the student understands the concept of competence and that they only undertake tasks and activities that are within their competence.
Build a relationship of trust so the student feels able to ask about things they don't know about.
What experience do they have already?
Give the student my time and attention.
Get to know the student, introduce to the rest of the team.
Ask how they are feeling
Give emotional support.
Find out if they have any emotional needs.
make sure I am approachable.
Don't overwhelm the student with information.
Is this the student's first placement?
Build a relationship of trust between mentor and student.
Give positive but constructive feedback to build confidence
Make the student feel welcome and part of the team.
Give reassurance when necessary.
Does the student know what is expected of them?
Is the student punctual, well dressed and have a professional attitude?
Both myself and the student need to have a positive attitude.
Does the student have any misconceptions or expectations about the placement?