Using blogging to promote clinical reasoning and metacognition in undergraduate physiotherapy fieldwork programs
MetadataShow full item record
This qualitative study investigated the impact of using blogs on the clinical reasoning and meta-cognitive skills of undergraduate physiotherapy students in a fieldwork education program. A blog is a web based document that enables individuals to enter comments and read each others' comments in a dynamic and interactive manner. In this study, final year physiotherapy students were randomly allocated to group blogs to share their reflections on their own and their peers' clinical practice. Blogging was used to help students reflect and focus on professional and evidence based practice within a supportive peer assisted learning environment. The text within each of the blogs was qualitatively analysed against concepts in the literature describing specific types of clinical reasoning and metacognition. A range of clinical reasoning typologies were found to exist in the blogs. Most notable were ethical, interactive and procedural reasoning along with evidence of metacognition. Blogging was found to be a good strategy for promoting clinical reasoning and metacognition in fieldwork education.
This article was published originally in AJET.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Effects of a Reciprocal Peer Coaching Strategy on Physiotherapy Students' Clinical Problem Solving SkillsLadyshewsky, Richard Kaban (2000)This research was carried out to further the theoretical and practical understanding of peer assisted learning in undergraduate physiotherapy clinical education. A quasi-experimental study, with both a control group and ...
Group metacognitive therapy for repetitive negative thinking in primary and non-primary generalized anxiety disorder: An effectiveness trialMcEvoy, Peter; Erceg-Hurn, D.; Anderson, Rebecca; Campbell, B.; Swan, A.; Saulsman, L.; Summers, M.; Nathan, P. (2015)Background Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common and highly comorbid anxiety disorder characterized by repetitive negative thinking (RNT). Treatment trials tend to exclude individuals with non-primary GAD, despite ...
Developing, implementing and evaluating the use of ethical frameworks in teaching bioethics issues in a Year 10 biotechnology programYap, Siew Fong (2012)With the re-emergence of values education in the school curriculum in the last decade, science is viewed as one of the key teaching domains, and in particular, socio-scientific education is increasingly perceived as ...