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1 Nicola Andrew and Dorothy Ferguson School of Health Glasgow Caledonian University Enhancing Professional Practice: a Glasgow Caledonian University School of Health Perspective

2 Background New School of Health formed from existing Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health and School of Health and Social Care

3 Background Broadening of Professional/Academic remit Enhanced student experience Enhanced opportunities for research in the area of Teaching and Learning Enhanced opportunities for SoTL

4 Examples from Practice Collaboration with other academics, health professionals, institutions and organisations, at home and abroad with an interest in academic practice development in health related education.

5 Examples from Practice Engagement with first year students and academics (Enhance Project) Academic Development Tutors (Clear ahead; Staying the course) Caledonian academy Scholarships ranging from projects looking at the use of second life, re-usable learning objects to the Development of Professional Identity in Academic Nursing

6 Examples from Practice Andrew, N., McGuinness, C., Reid, G. & Corcoran, T (2009) Greater than the sum of its parts: transition into the first year of undergraduate nursing Nurse Education in Practice, 9: Andrew, N., McGuinness, C., Reid, G. & Corcoran, T (2007). Supporting students in the first year of an undergraduate nursing programme: The Enhance Project. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship and Learning in Higher Education, 2(2)

7 Exploring Academic Identity In 2008 a small team of academics from the School of Nursing and Community Health formed an online of International Community of Novice Nurse Educators.

8 Exploring Academic Identity Representation from 14 countries, in the UK, Europe and beyond. Aims were to explore: The development of professional identity in teaching The use and transfer of tacit knowledge Understanding of relevant pedagogy

9 Exploring Academic Identity Andrew, N., Ferguson, D., Wilkie, G. & Simpson, L. (2009) Developing professional identity in nursing academics: the role of communities of practice. Nurse Education Today,

10 Other Communities National action research projects involving registered nurses in online community on a Scotland wide basis.

11 Other Communities Andrew, N. & Ferguson, D (2008) Constructing communities for learning in nursing. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5(1) art Andrew, N., Tolson, D. & Ferguson, D. (2008). Building on Wenger: communities of practice in nursing. Nurse Education Today, 28(2):

12 What next Looking at the role of service Users/Carers in Health related education Interprofessional agenda Academic Development Student Experience


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