NTF Innovative Pedagogies
The changing role of the pharmacist has necessitated many changes to the teaching of Pharmacy and the traditional research project no longer seems to be the best use of time for cohorts of pharmacy students. Critical Analysis and Communication (CAC) was developed as an alternative exercise to the traditional research project which sought to concentrate on those aspects of research science most relevant to the current practice of Pharmacy.
This case study presents an innovative pedagogy that addresses the needs of work-based students who often struggle with traditional attendance requirements in higher education. It does this while maintaining the same support, guidance and learning opportunities as campus-based students.
Across all disciplines many innovative teachers may find themselves in the uncomfortable position of challenging the cultural norms of their subject. This project promotes the iconoclastic view that anatomy learning should be through the living body as opposed to preserved cadavers, bringing benefits and avoiding harms. The author uses peer examination, body painting, medical imaging and art.
The pedagogy for SOARing to Success/SOAR for Employability is based on a meta-model that animates the complex and recursive inter-relationships between Self, Opportunity, Aspirations and Results. It is universally but flexibly applicable, and capable of being contextualised and personalised.
This report illuminates the author’s approach, centring on working alongside service users and carers in helping students understand difficult and challenging topics such as the impact of political conflict, social work values and international social work and offers guidance to colleagues in their attempts to meaningfully engage with experiential knowledge.
This model takes account of student diversity and varied learning requirements in the context of discussions of social divisions, power and inequality and provides a focus for discussion in a holistic and inclusive approach.
In this paper the author uses a case study approach to explore pedagogic innovations in relation to work-based learning. He discusses how WBL can be approached to make it even more student driven, using assessments and practices based around ipastive and emergent learning outcomes.
Audience response technology (ART) has consistently demonstrated increased student engagement with learning materials. This report describes the first use of ART in an individualised form to provide personalised formative feedback, having previously been used in the anonymous mode.
In this case study the practice and benefits of games and learning in higher education are examined. The authors argue that games can provide a flexible option to engage students with active learning environments in almost all disciplinary contexts.
It has been suggested that in nurse education there is a focus on the scientific model, with less attention being paid to the important emotional aspects of Nursing practice. In this report the author discusses the use of poetry writing as a way to assist student nurses in identifying and understanding their feelings about important Nursing issues.