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Tuesday, May 24 • 14:30 - 15:00
Use of reflective practice in veterinary undergraduate education

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The ability to reflect on experience in order to maximise learning, and also identify areas of learning need are often cited as core professional values for veterinary surgeons, doctors and allied health professionals. The challenge of integrating reflective practice in to a crowded veterinary science curriculum is not insignificant. This presentation will focus on two instances of guided reflection for veterinary science students. The first is the use of Driscoll’s (1994) model of reflection (“what, so what, now what?”) applied to a learning situation for first year students. The second is a more demanding task for final year veterinary students, who are asked to provide a reflection on a clinical situation to which their peers can then respond via a discussion forum. This model is also expanded in to a mini clinical audit that students undertake. Fostering of reflective practice within workplace learning is thus made explicit. Driscoll, J. (1994). Reflective practice for practise. Senior Nurse, 14(1), 47


Dr Sarah Pollard-Williams

Sarah graduated from the UK, and spent several years working in companion animal practice, during which time she completed a Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology. After moving to Australia, Sarah spent 12 years working in regional Victoria. In 2011 she commenced at Charles Sturt... Read More →

Tuesday May 24, 2016 14:30 - 15:00 ACST
City Room 4 Adelaide Convention Centre

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