|Part One: Symposium
The students are requested to host a symposium on Effective Learning in the Practice Setting. The group will work in collaboration to design, plan, organise and facilitate this event. The students will be divided into groups to plan and deliver a session in relation to the core topic
This part of the assessment strategy will be formatively assessed, whereby feedback will be provided through peer review and debate.
Part Two: Reflective Account
This part of the assessment strategy will be summatively assessed.
Students will explore and reflect on this experience, highlighting the following:
• their role in this process
• identification of personal achievements
• the concepts presented at the symposium that have influenced them the most
• the impact this has had on their teaching skills and personal development
Word limit: 3,000 words − 100%
|The aim of this module is to consider and critically evaluate links between theory and practice and to explore strategies relevant for the facilitation and support of learning within the work place
|Subject Knowledge and Understanding
consider the methods of facilitating learning, supporting students and qualified practitioners within work-based settings
explore the nature of practice education and the perceived demands of professional practice
examine different ways of learning within a multi-professional, multi-agency context.
identify, and critically evaluate ways to facilitate effective learning within an area of practice
consider ways in which multi-professional education can enhance the quality of support and care for colleagues, patients and clients
explore and critically examine theories of student learning and teaching relevant to their practice.
develop, implement and critically evaluate strategies which will assist with the integration of theory and practice within workplace settings
examine, implement and evaluate systems for quality assurance and quality audit
design, implement and appraise learning support strategies for students and qualified practitioners in their own practice areas
identify and develop ways in which colleagues/patients/clients could be engaged in the process of multi-professional education, respecting their rights to confidentiality and dignity.
consider and adopt strategies to enhance learning within the work place
make judgments based on evaluative processes regarding the quality and effectiveness of adopted strategies
engage in reflective activities to develop skills.
|This module commences with a critical examination of learning and teaching theories currently in use in higher and further education, and examines various ways of linking theory to practice. Factors that affect learning in the workplace will be explored, and various strategies that are employed to support students in these learning environments will be studied, ie problem-based learning, enquiry-based learning and action learning. Ways of creating a conducive and effective practical learning environment will be considered.
In professional practice, social interactions occur which involve ethical issues, for example the relationship between theory and practice and competency in practice. The module will provide opportunities to examine these issues through the critical appraisal of models of reflection, reflective practice and critical incidence analysis. Quality assurance, monitoring, evaluation procedures and the educational audit of practice areas will be studied.
|Methods of Teaching/Learning
|Teaching and learning strategies will include:
• teacher-led sessions
• case studies
• discussion groups
• experiential workshops
• small group work and large group discussions
• role modelling
• active learning methods, such as problem-based learning, enquiry-based learning and action learning.
Emphasis will be placed upon work-based / practice-based learning and teaching, with opportunities for students to explore and share their views and experiences with regard to the facilitation of learning and evidence-based practice within their working environment.
Total: 150 hours − 30 hours taught
15 hours symposium planning and evaluation
10 hours facilitation of the symposium
10 hours self-directed
85 hours practice-based learning
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|3RD AUGUST 2010