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The impact of an authentic, simulated learning activity on student preparedness for work-integrated learning

Richmond, Kelli, Richards, Kieva and Britt, Kellie 2015, The impact of an authentic, simulated learning activity on student preparedness for work-integrated learning, Asia-Pacific journal of cooperative education, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 343-354.

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Title The impact of an authentic, simulated learning activity on student preparedness for work-integrated learning
Author(s) Richmond, KelliORCID iD for Richmond, Kelli orcid.org/0000-0003-4874-5055
Richards, Kieva
Britt, Kellie
Journal name Asia-Pacific journal of cooperative education
Volume number 16
Issue number 4
Start page 343
End page 354
Total pages 11
Publisher New Zealand Association for Cooperative Edcuation
Place of publication Hamilton, N.Z.
Publication date 2015-12-16
ISSN 1175-2882
Keyword(s) simulation
occupational therapy
work-integrated learning
authentic learning
Summary Student preparation for work-integrated learning using simulated learning experiences is an under researched field in occupational therapy. In 2013 the Deakin University occupational therapy degree introduced a simulated learning experience for students aimed at preparing them for work-integrated learning experiences. The session gave students an opportunity to practice fundamental skills of the discipline. A Likert scale survey was written and critically reviewed by the authors. Students rated the extent to which they felt that they could communicate effectively, build rapport, safely transfer clients, apply occupational health and safety principles and write case notes, prior to and after participation in the simulated learning experience. A statistically significant improvement was found for all outcomes measured. Students also reported improved confidence and valued opportunities to practice and receive feedback on skills. The results demonstrate that participation in a simulated learning activity improves confidence and skills in a range of areas that are relevant to work-integrated learning placement.
Language eng
Field of Research 1301 Education Systems
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, New Zealand Association for Cooperative Edcuation
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080343

Document type: Journal Article
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