Critical friends: an investigation of shared narrative practice between education and nursing graduates

Baguley, Margaret and Brown, Andy (2009) Critical friends: an investigation of shared narrative practice between education and nursing graduates. Teaching in Higher Education, 14 (2). pp. 195-207. ISSN 1356-2517

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Abstract

This article reports the findings of a pilot research project that investigated the perceived educational value of sharing narrative practice amongst graduate students from the School of Education and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Tasmania. During a semester the graduate students reflected upon and wrote about a ‘critical incident’ which had occurred during their recent practical experience. These narratives were exchanged with the graduate students in the other discipline in order for the lecturers to examine the perceived educational value of sharing narrative practice. Analyses of written responses and questionnaire results were framed within a social constructivist perspective and drew on notions of peer feedback, critical reflection and the value of shared stories. The findings revealed that the graduate students appeared to revert to discipline-specific behaviours within this cross-disciplinary context.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Margaret Baguley
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2010 04:34
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical incident; narratives; peer feedback; reflection; social constructivism; graduate students; cross-disciplinary
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/13562510902757286
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7009

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