Promoting curiosity through the enhancement of competence

Kedge, S. and Appleby, B. (2010) Promoting curiosity through the enhancement of competence. British Journal of Nursing, 19 (9). pp. 584-587. ISSN 09660461 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Because of the political and professional expectation that nurses engage in independent lifelong learning, nurses have to be able to teach themselves. Furthermore, their learning needs to be at the correct educational level. A culture of curiosity is therefore a key requirement of modern nursing. This article analyses a theory that cyclically links curiosity to competency and argues that curiosity thrives in an environment that maximizes competency. The nature and dimensions of competency are discussed. The article examines the importance of competence in nursing practice. It discusses what the principles of best practice are in relation to using competency to maximise curiosity in the clinical learning environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical learning environment, Competence, Curiosity, Independent learning, article, clinical competence, exploratory behavior, human, nursing education, nursing staff, nursing theory, professional practice, psychological aspect, standard, Clinical Competence, Education, Nursing, Continuing, Exploratory Behavior, Humans, Nursing Staff, Nursing Theory, Professional Practice
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2017 05:18
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2017 05:18
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2838

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