Developing an effective classroom and clinical teaching strategy in Malawi nursing colleges
Dzimnenani, Mbirimtengerenji Noel
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Nursing is the largest healthcare profession in Malawi with more than 11,000 registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Technicians and Midwives (NTM) practicing in hospitals and other settings like nursing colleges nationwide. Nursing tutors in all the nursing colleges use numerous types of teaching aids in student preparation. There are numerous teaching strategies that suit pedagogical learning, however not all can yield the desired outcome and are properly applied in both classroom and clinical areas. Therefore, identifying the new teaching strategies for nurse tutors is very critical in nursing education hence this study concentrates on teaching competence, interaction and performance on the use of the strategies. Nurse tutors must encourage teaching and learning discovery through deliberate interactive teaching actions. However, some outcome actions, competences and performance or interactive behaviour of the nurse tutor are much to be desired in most nursing colleges in Malawi. Nurses need to possess classroom and clinical teaching competences to perform the role of a tutor properly.