If you are interested in enriching students’ learning after their work experience or practicum, this webinar will be of interest to you. Drawing on early work and some survey findings from the OLT funded project: Augmenting Students’ Post Practicum Experiences, this webinar will make a case for engaging students in post practicum activities to support the integration of those experiences and extend them for their educational purposes. That case is made by brief presentations that:
- outline the potential of post practicum experiences and how they might be augmented, in introducing the funded project;
- some findings from a survey of what purposes students want to achieve through such augmentations and their preference for how post practicum interventions might progress;
- provide an example of reflection post practicum for midwifery students; and
- a healthcare student workshop to support learner centred feedback processes within a large tertiary teaching hospital.
Whilst these two projects are still very much in progress, some elements of their processes may be of interest to ACEN members.
Professor Stephen Billett is a faculty member within the School of Education and Professional studies at Griffith University. He has led a number of national learning and teaching projects in the higher education sector as well as research activities focusing on the acquisition of occupational capacities in work settings. He has recently completed a single authored monograph on work integrated learning that is published through Springer. He leads this OLT funded teaching project.
Associate Professor Linda Sweet is a faculty member within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. She is a nurse and midwife with broad experience in many different clinical environments, management and research. Linda has worked with Stephen on three national learning and teaching projects in the higher education sector, as well conducted her own research and supported research students in the field of clinical education for the health professions.
Dr Christy Noble is Principal Medical Education Officer and Principal Research Fellow (Allied Health) at Gold Coast Health. She holds Adjunct Senior Lecturer appointments in School of Medicine, Griffith University and School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland. She is a hospital pharmacist by background and her research interests focus on practice-based and interprofessional learning. In 2013 she was awarded a Health Workforce Australia National Fellowship to investigate interprofessional co-supervision in the context of pharmacists and junior doctors working together.
Dr Melissa Cain is a lecturer in teacher education and professional practice at Griffith University and the University of Queensland. Melissa’s research examines the influence of policy and curriculum on teacher practice in culturally diverse educational contexts. Melissa is also an ethnomusicologist and university liaison, and has managed several OLT projects which focus on Work Integrated Learning.