Debriefing: A Place for Enthusiastic Teaching and Learning at a Distance

Cynthia Sherraden Bradley, Brandon Kyle Johnson, Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst

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The current pandemic has required a quick response to the unprecedented suspension of face-to-face instruction in higher education worldwide. The rapid conversion of didactic, laboratory, and clinical courses to distance learning has been challenging, requiring integration of screen-based virtual simulations and other innovative learning activities. The importance of a robust debriefing of these learning opportunities is often neglected, which could be to the detriment of the students. Debriefing is based on strong narrative pedagogy, requiring an engaging and enthusiastic dialog. Despite long days of screen time, it is even more imperative to connect with students to create meaningful learning through a rich verbal debriefing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
StatePublished - Dec 2020

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© 2020 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning


  • clinical
  • debriefing
  • distance learning
  • nursing education
  • simulation


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