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|Title:||Comprehensive curriculum planning to improve student learning in experiential learning placements||Contributor(s):||Stupans, Ieva (author); Owen, Susanne (author)||Publication Date:||2009||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9166||Abstract:||Universities are increasingly required to complement a focus on student acquisition of specialist knowledge and practical skills, with ensuring that students begin to develop the values, dispositions and identity of their professions. Experiential learning provides opportunities to integrate university-based theoretical and practice elements with real world experiences involving practicing professionals and consumers. Through these opportunities, classroom-based knowledge becomes relevant. Students begin to build their sense of professional identity and reinforce their understanding of the importance of lifelong learning. They can also develop some understanding of their possible role in their profession and as a citizen. While many valuable experiences within experiential learning are unplanned and 'just happen', explicitly defined outcomes and comprehensive planning and scaffolding which link learning and assessment tasks are also essential. Research funded through the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (formerly Carrick) in 2007 regarding pharmacy experiential placements has highlighted the valuing of experiential learning by students, practitioners, professional bodies and academics. However, further integration of university learning within the workplace context through systematic planning and preparation in pre-placement, during placement, and post placement phases will enhance student learning. This paper is relevant to many health and other professions. It presents a model highlighting curriculum processes for lifelong learning and professional identity building and involving planned approaches to reflection and action planning for future skill building.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||HERDSA 2009: 32nd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, Darwin, Australia, 6th - 9th July, 2009||Conference Details:||HERDSA 2009: 32nd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, Darwin, Australia, 6th - 9th July, 2009||Source of Publication:||Proceedings of the 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference: The Student Experience, p. 398-406||Publisher:||HERDSA: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia||Place of Publication:||Australia||Field of Research (FOR):||119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||929999 Health not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2009/concurrent01.html#2235||Series Name:||Research and Development in Higher Education||Series Number :||32||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 44
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