This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as academic writing, placement learning and understanding theoretical concepts. It also introduces more advanced skills, such as reflection, research, evidence-based practice, writing a dissertation and complex decision-making. It shows why these important skills are essential both to succeed at university and beyond into practice.

Developing as a Reflective Learner and Practitioner

Developing as a Reflective Learner and Practitioner

Developing as a reflective learner and practitioner

This chapter will help you to meet the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (2008) requirement that students studying at Level 5 are able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of their area(s) of study and of the ways in which those principles have developed;
  • demonstrate ability to apply underlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied, including, where appropriate, the applications of those principles in an employment context;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the main methods of enquiry in the subject(s) relevant to the named award, and ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems in the field of study;
  • demonstrate an understanding ...
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