Reviewing work-based learning opportunities in the community for physiotherapy students: an action research study

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Author: Stainsby, Kate; Bannigan, Katrina


Physiotherapy became a graduate profession in the 1990s marking a shift from 'training' to 'education'. This means students are required to develop as reflective, innovative and autonomous practitioners. Traditional work-based learning has remained a key component in the curricula of physiotherapy programs in higher education. This is delivered by qualified physiotherapists who take on the role of 'practice educator' with responsibility for teaching, supervision and assessment. The teaching and learning strategies of the university and work-based components of physiotherapy curricula are...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Students; Workforce development; Teaching and learning; Research; Culture and society; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Work based learning; Experiential learning; Action research; Student placement; Community; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2012

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Journal volume: 36

Journal number: 4

Journal date: November 2012

Pages: pp. 459-476

ISSN: 0309-877X, 1469-9486 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 110.233

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