The development and evaluation of online stories to enhance clinical learning experiences across health professions in rural Australia

Paliadelis, Penny Susan and Stupans, Ieva and Parker, Vicki and Piper, Donella and Gillan, Pauline and Lea, Jackie and Jarrott, Helen Mary and Wilson, Rhonda and Hudson, Judith N. and Fagan, Anthea (2014) The development and evaluation of online stories to enhance clinical learning experiences across health professions in rural Australia. Collegian, 22 (4). pp. 397-403. ISSN 1322-7696

Abstract

Clinical placement learning experiences are integral to all health and medical curricula as a means of integrating theory into practice and preparing graduates to deliver safe, high-quality care to health consumers. A growing challenge for education providers is to access sufficient clinical placements with experienced supervisors who are skilled at maximising learning opportunities for students. This paper reports on the development and evaluation of an innovative online learning program aimed at enhancing student and clinical supervisors’ preparedness for effective workplace-based learning. The evidence-based learning program used ‘story-telling’ as the learning framework. The stories, which were supported by a range of resources, aimed to engage the learners in understanding student and supervisor responsibilities, as well as the expectations and competencies needed to support effective learning in the clinical environment. Evaluation of this program by the learners and stakeholders clearly indicated that they felt authentically ‘connected’ with the characters in the stories and developed insights that suggested effective learning had occurred.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 05:35
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 02:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: engaged leaning; digital storytelling; interdisciplinary; learning framework; teaching methods
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.colegn.2014.08.003
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35906

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