Category Archives: Academic practice

Community placements: more tales from the field and thoughts about assessment

  Introduction In this post I want to describe and then share some reflections on a particular piece of community placement practice that I observed at the University of Western Sydney. My aims are to continue to add to the … Continue reading

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Sharing experience: enhancing student learning

CBP: similarities and differences in student experience As I demonstrated in ‘seeing it differently’ it is possible to identify some outcomes commonly experienced by students undertaking community placements. I argued that these similarities arise in part as a result of … Continue reading

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Community Placements – the what, why and purpose of coming to Australia

Community Placements in Medical Education Community placements aim to provide medical students with opportunities to learn about the social basis and context of health and healthcare by placing them with a wide range of organisations and groups which are situated … Continue reading

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In the field: the role of the placement provider/field educator in community-based learning

  Introduction CBP is only possible and only works because of the investment made in it by community-based organizations.  Organisations may make this investment for a number of reasons. It may be about wanting to contribute to the education of … Continue reading

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Creating space

Introduction Experiential learning has been conceptualised as a continuous adaptive and transformative process arising from interior dialogue characterized by the working through of tension produced by the interaction of material experience and abstract ideas and prior and new knowledge (Kolb, … Continue reading

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Seeing if differently

Introduction Welcome to this the first instalment of my diary recording some of my experiences as I visit three Australian medical schools to look at how they employ non-clinical community-based education as part of their undergraduate programmes. In this instalment … Continue reading

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