Professional midwifery education : blended teaching and learning approaches

Phillips, Diane 2012, Professional midwifery education : blended teaching and learning approaches. In Holt, Dale, Segrave, Stephen and Cybulski, Jacob L (ed), Professional education using e-simulations : benefits of blended learning design, IGI Global, Hershey, Pa., pp.87-99.

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Title Professional midwifery education : blended teaching and learning approaches
Author(s) Phillips, DianeORCID iD for Phillips, Diane
Title of book Professional education using e-simulations : benefits of blended learning design
Editor(s) Holt, Dale
Segrave, Stephen
Cybulski, Jacob LORCID iD for Cybulski, Jacob L
Publication date 2012
Series Business Science Reference
Chapter number 6
Total chapters 21
Start page 87
End page 99
Total pages 13
Publisher IGI Global
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Keyword(s) midwifery
blended teaching
Summary Blended teaching and learning approaches are used in the postgraduate course of Graduate Diploma of Midwifery for students who are predominately women with family responsibilities residing in metropolitan, regional, or rural Victoria, a major state in Australia. The Virtual Maternity Clinic (VMC), a virtual learning experience (VLE) research project, was implemented during trimester 2, 2009. The purpose of the project was to expand the blend of teaching and learning activities to support students in their preparation for professional practice. The VMC includes four characters in early pregnancy and care provided by their midwife. All students enrolled in midwifery courses (postgraduate and undergraduate) at Deakin University were recruited to participate in a two-phase, pre- and post-use evaluation process related to the VMC. Findings from the pre-evaluation included that students 'had high expectations of the VMC in supporting their learning. The results from the post-evaluation of the VMC indicated that students 'were very satisfied that the VMC supported their learning. Future research directions include further development of the VMC.
ISBN 9781613501894
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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