Enhancing Clinical Learning in the Workplace

Magnier, K., Wang, R., Dale, V. H. M. and Hammond, R. (2011) Enhancing Clinical Learning in the Workplace. The 2nd Veterinary Education Symposium, Nottingham, UK, 13-14 July 2011.

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Abstract

Learning in the workplace is highly valued by the veterinary profession as an opportunity for undergraduate students to apply knowledge and develop clinical skills in what is generally regarded as a safe, authentic environment. The Enhancing Clinical Learning in the Workplace (ECLW) project has sought to gain a critical understanding of clinical workplace learning from the perspectives of students and placement providers, with a view to establishing and disseminating best practice. The project is collaboration between the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London and the Schools of Veterinary Medicine and Science (SVMS) and Education, University of Nottingham. This workshop will include a number of discursive activities to encourage delegates to consider the nature of clinical workplace learning within their own institutions and affiliated practices. In particular, delegates will be expected to discuss their experiences and ideas about students’ preparedness for – and expectations of – the clinical workplace, the strategies undertaken by clinical staff to promote effective learning, the nature of learning in the workplace, and finally, how workplace learning might be ideally assessed. In between the activities, members of the ECLW team will give short presentations on the results from the project, to facilitate further reflection on this very important topic.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dale, Dr Vicki
Authors: Magnier, K., Wang, R., Dale, V. H. M., and Hammond, R.
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division

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