Presentation on theme: "Nicola Andrew and Dorothy Ferguson School of Health Glasgow Caledonian University Enhancing Professional Practice: a Glasgow Caledonian University School."— Presentation transcript:
Nicola Andrew and Dorothy Ferguson School of Health Glasgow Caledonian University Enhancing Professional Practice: a Glasgow Caledonian University School of Health Perspective
Background New School of Health formed from existing Schools of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health and School of Health and Social Care
Background Broadening of Professional/Academic remit Enhanced student experience Enhanced opportunities for research in the area of Teaching and Learning Enhanced opportunities for SoTL
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.
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
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: 13-21. www.elsevier.com. www.elsevier.com 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) 128-150. http://www.pestlhe.org.uk/index.php/pestlhe/article/view/34/130.http://www.pestlhe.org.uk/index.php/pestlhe/article/view/34/130
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.
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
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, 29 607-611.
Other Communities National action research projects involving registered nurses in online community on a Scotland wide basis.
Other Communities Andrew, N. & Ferguson, D (2008) Constructing communities for learning in nursing. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5(1) art. 24. http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol5/iss1/art24/. http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol5/iss1/art24/ Andrew, N., Tolson, D. & Ferguson, D. (2008). Building on Wenger: communities of practice in nursing. Nurse Education Today, 28(2):246-252.
What next Looking at the role of service Users/Carers in Health related education Interprofessional agenda Academic Development Student Experience