ISBN-10:
0826105890
ISBN-13:
9780826105899
Pub. Date:
04/15/2011
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing

Creating a Caring Science Curriculum: An Emancipatory Pedagogy for Nursing

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Overview

The hallmark text for nursing faculty seeking to promote the transformative teaching of caring science, this book reflects the paramount scholarship of caring science educators. The volume intertwines visionary thinking with blueprints, living exemplars, and dynamic directions for the application of fundamental principles. It features emancipatory teaching/learning scholarship, and student/teacher, relation/evaluation models for adoption into education and practice regimens.

Divided into five units, the text addresses the history of the caring curriculum revolution and its reemergence as a powerful presence within nursing. Unit II introduces intellectual and strategic blueprints for caring-based education, including action-oriented approaches for faculty-student relations, teaching/learning skills, emancipatory pedagogical practices, critical-reflective-creative approaches to evolving human consciousness, and power relation dynamics. The third unit addresses curriculum structure and design, the evolution of a caring-based college of nursing, the philosophy of caring-human science, caring in advanced practice education, caring as a pedagogical approach to nursing education, and teaching-learning professional caring based on Watson's theory of human caring. Unit IV explores an alternative approach to evaluation. The final unit explores the future of the caring science curriculum as a way of emancipating the human spirit, with caritas nursing as a transformative model.

Key Features:



• Expands upon the premiere resource for maximizing caring science in education, research, and practice (Bevis and Watson's Toward a Caring Curriculum: A New Pedagogy for Nursing, 1989)
• Provides a broad application of caring science for graduate educators, students, and nursing leaders
• Features case studies from two leading U.S. and Canadian universities
• Distills the expertise of world-renowned scholars
• Includes reflexive exercises to maximize student engagement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826105899
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, is distinguished professor emerita and dean emerita of the School of Nursing at the University of Colorado. She is the founder of the Center for Human Caring in Colorado, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a past president of the National League for Nursing. Dr. Watson is a widely published author and recipient of several awards and honors, including an international Kellogg Fellowship in Australia, a Fulbright Research Award in Sweden, and five honorary doctoral degrees, including Honorary International Doctor of Science awards from Goteborg University, Sweden, and Luton University, London. Dr. Watson's caring philosophy is used to guide new models of caring and healing practices in diverse settings worldwide. At the University of Colorado, Dr. Watson holds the title of distinguished professor of nursing, the highest honor accorded its faculty for scholarly work.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

UNIT I. FOUNDATIONS OF A CARING SCIENCE CURRICULUM


1. Caring Science: Curriculum Revolutions and Detours Along the Way

2. Beliefs and Assumptions: The Hidden Drivers of Curriculum Development

UNIT II. AN EMANCIPATORY RELATIONAL PEDAGOGY FOR CARING SCIENCE CURRICULA


3. Emancipatory Pedagogy: The Transformation of Consciousness Through Relational Inquiry

4. Creating Caring Relationships: Collaboration, Power, and Participation

5. Engaging in Critical Caring Dialogue

6. Critical Reflection-in-Action (Praxis): Emancipatory Action

7. Creating a Culture of Caring

UNIT III. CREATING A CARING SCIENCE CURRICULUM


8. Curriculum Structure and Design

9. Evolution of a Caring-Based College of Nursing

10. Caring-Human Science Philosophy in Nursing Education: Beyond the Curriculum Revolution

11. Caring in Advance Practice Education: A New View of the Future

12. Introduction to Caring as a Pedagogical Approach to Nursing Education

13. Teaching-Learning Professional Caring Based on Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring

UNIT IV. BEYOND EVALUATION TO AUTHENTICATION


14. Connoisseurship: An Alternative Approach to Evaluation

UNIT V. ENSURING THE FUTURE OF NURSING: EMBRACING CARING SCIENCE


15. Reflecting and Re-visioning: Bringing the Heart and Mind Together
Index

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