Fostering professionalism through scaffolding in first year clinical placements

Stupans, Ieva, Scutter, Sheila, and Sawyer, Tim (2011) Fostering professionalism through scaffolding in first year clinical placements. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 48 (3). pp. 263-274.

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A crucial aspect of the teaching of professionalism relates to the provision of learning experiences that will promote the achievement of this affective learning domain. The development and trial of a learning opportunity to scaffold learning concepts of professionalism is described in this paper. Peer reviewed literature was used to construct a survey, administered to students (n=79). The scenarios for which there was student disagreement, or for which there was disagreement with literature provided a basis for tutorial discussions. Students attended a short clinical placement; subsequent post placement survey completion (n=35) focussed tutorial discussions on compilation of students’ own understandings of professional behaviours. The scenarios developed could be used for other health sciences students; the approach is a model for affective domain learning in all professions.

Item ID: 18343
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1470-3300
Keywords: clinical placements, affective domain, transformational learning, professionalism
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2011 04:55
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 100%
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