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.

Dealing with Complexity using Knowledge in Practice

Dealing with Complexity using Knowledge in Practice

Dealing with complexity using knowledge in practice

This chapter will help you to meet the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA, 2008) requirement that students studying at Level 6 are able to:

  • demonstrate conceptual understanding that enables the student:
  • to devise and sustain arguments and/or to solve problems using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of a discipline;
    • to describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in the discipline;
    • demonstrate an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge;
  • critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete) to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution – or identify a range of solutions ...
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