Moving towards a model of professional identity formation in midwifery through conversations and positioning theory

Phillips, Diane J., and Hayes, Barbara (2006) Moving towards a model of professional identity formation in midwifery through conversations and positioning theory. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 46 (2). pp. 224-242.

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Abstract

The disciplines of nursing and midwifery both uphold a powerful oral tradition that can impact upon student learning. Students enrolled in a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery are supervised and assessed by midwives during their placements in midwifery practice settings by a program of 'preceptorship' support and where conversations are innate. Positioning theory, developed by Harre and others, is a metaphorical concept in which an individual 'positions' herself/himself within entities of encompassing people, institutions and societies where conversations are conducted either privately 01' publicly. As construction sites of professional learning, conversations are underpinned by reflective practices.

Item ID: 3660
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1443-1394
Keywords: midwifery; conversations; reflective practice
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Reproduced with permission from the Australian Journal of Adult Learning. Phillips, Diane, and Hayes, Barbara (2006) Moving towards a model of professional identity formation in midwifery through conversations and positioning theory. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 46 (2). pp. 224-242. ISSN 1443-1394.

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