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preceptor

 [pre-sep´ter]
a person who guides, tutors, and provides direction aimed at a specific performance.
employee preceptor in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting and supporting a new or transferred employee through a planned orientation to a specific clinical area.
student preceptor in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting and supporting learning experiences for a student.

preceptor

(prĭ-sĕp′tər, prē′sĕp′tər)
n.
1. A teacher; an instructor.
2. An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.
3. The head of a preceptory.

pre′cep·to′ri·al (prē′sĕp-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
pre′cep·to′ri·al·ly adv.

preceptor

An instructor or specialist who teaches, counsels, and serves as a role model and supports the growth and development of an initiate in a particular discipline for a limited time, with the specific purpose of socialising the novice in a new role. Preceptors fill the same role as mentors, but for a more limited time frame.

pre·cep·tor

(prē'sep-tŏr)
An experienced nurse, physician, or other health care professional who guides and teaches those less experienced, including students; mentor.
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Every student in each course was a first-semester freshman and had been registered in the course because of a listed preference for this preceptorial during summer advising.
This paper compares test scores and course evaluations from the microeconomics portion of the integrated course to the scores and evaluations of students from a pair of preceptorials taught the prior year by the same instructor.
The course consisted of 22 lectures (twice per week), a film on decision-making crises (which replaced a lecture on the subject), and weekly, discussion groups (preceptorial discussions).
In addition, the discussion groups at Jerusalem were designed to apply the theories in specific historical and contemporary case studies, therefore bridging the gap between theory and history, instead of discussing the material from the lectures and the readings as in the preceptorial discussions at Princeton.
Wilson first described his preceptorial system as a modification of the Oxford tutorial in that "teaching, to him, was a matter of advice and guidance by those more mature and experienced in fields of human learning for those less so, and was therefore a matter of intellectual companionship and joint participation in the pursuit of learning in its various aspects" (Craig, 1960, p.
The preceptorial system was similar to a group tutorial in that students completed assigned readings each week and then met with their preceptor in small groups once a week.
In 1917 he proposed a course wherein, during their junior and senior years, students would read one great book a week and then discuss it in a two- to three-hour weekly meeting (Erskine, 1948), much like the tutorial method of Oxford University and preceptorial system at Princeton University.