Use of Conversation Mapping In Nursing Education

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Conversation Mapping In Nursing Education

Use of Conversation Mapping In Nursing Education

What Is Conversation Mapping,Utilization of Conversation Mapping in Nursing Education,Components of Conversation Mapping,Impact of Conversation Mapping.

What Is Conversation Mapping

    The Conversation Map" is a tabletop display of visuals that helps participants contextualize the information they gain (Healthy Interactions, nd ). The maps contain bright and colorful graphics and are easy to read. Conversation Maps promote learning with interaction and participation. They were developed by Merck & Company, Healthy Interactions, the American Diabetes Association, and the Canadian Diabetes Association They are available in 35 languages and in 110 countries (Healthy Interactions, nd).

Utilization of Conversation Mapping in Nursing Education

    Conversation maps are used by trained facilitators. They were created for participants with specific diseases, most frequently diabetes mellitus. Using the maps in secondary education settings for students is novel and innovative. Several studies suggest that college-age students are team oriented, socially oriented, work well in groups, and thrive on collaborative activities (Croasdale, 2008; Matulich, Papp. & Haytko, 2008; McGlynn, 2007). 

    Recommendations are that the learning environment should be collaborative, active, and intellectually challenging (Matulich et al. 2008). A review of the literature by Conklin (2013) recommended that faculty create learning environments by including listening, giving opportunities to talk, giving praise as feedback, being responsive to questions and comments, and acknowledging perspectives and experiences. The experiential, interactive Conversation Map teaching method emphasizes all of these recommendations. A description of using a conversation map with undergraduate nursing students for persons with diabetes is described by Strang, Bagnardi, and Utz (2010)

Components of Conversation Mapping

    There are three key points for the use of Conversation Maps as a teaching pedagogy. Studies have been focused on outcomes with adult patients with diabetes (Monk, 2010; Reaney, Eichorst, & Gorman, 2012; Sperl-Hillen et al., 2013). These studies have shown short-term results and participant satisfaction, Studies on the long-term effects are limited. The interactive, participative, and experiential nature of this teaching pedagogy supports the learning needs of students. Engaging students in the course material through Conversation Maps has benefits beyond the traditional classroom format

Impact of Conversation Mapping

    Health care providers and health care educators are tasked with providing learning environments that meet the needs of learners, generational factors, learning styles, and individual characteristics need to be considered. Conversation Maps are relatively new in both health care and the secondary education settings, and study results are beginning to appear in the literature. Using this tool in health-related classes serves a twofold purpose it is well suited for active participation and exposes health care learners to a new learning tool. Conversation Maps have an exciting future; however, more use and research are needed.

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