Facilitation of learning: part 1
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Facilitation of learning: part 1

Tyler Warburton Lecturer, University of Salford, Salford, England
Houghton Trish Academic school co-ordinator (standards, enhancement and the learner experience) and senior lecturer, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Bolton, Bolton, England
Debbie Barry Practice education facilitator, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Prestwich, England

This article, the fourth in a series of 11, discusses the context for the facilitation of learning. It outlines the main principles and theories for understanding the process of learning, including examples which link these concepts to practice. The practical aspects of using these theories in a practice setting will be discussed in the fifth article of this series. Together, these two articles will provide mentors and practice teachers with knowledge of the learning process, which will enable them to meet the second domain of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice on facilitation of learning.

Nursing Standard. 30, 32, 40-47. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.32.40.s43



Peer review

All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Received: 31 October 2014

Accepted: 03 May 2015