Session 3.2: Seeing through another’s eyes – service user art as a reflective tool in nurse education
Nursing and Midwifery
Mr Grant King, University of Dundee
Session learning objectives:
- to explore the evidence base for the use of service user art in nurse education;
- to discuss the implementation of this project and reflect on the student feedback;
- to consider how a similar approach could be applied in attendees’ working context.
Evidence shows that service user participation in nurse education can facilitate transformative learning. First year nursing students participated in a module introducing them to the concept of mental health. During the tutorial students were presented with service user generated art which they were asked to reflect on and consider the thoughts and feelings that the artist may have been experiencing. The students were asked to discuss their thoughts and feelings and provide feedback to the module leader on their experience. The aim was to encourage empathy building and support students in developing person centred care values.
Session 3.3: Identifying individual students' "Habits of Mind" to support disciplinary-relevant academic transition
Nursing and Midwifery
Dr Sandra Oldfield and Ms Julia Winter, Oxford Brookes University
The aim of this paper is to share our experiences of using a self-evaluation tool, designed to identify individual pre-registration undergraduate and masters nursing students' "Habits of Mind" and discuss whether this can then help us to offer individualised support to students in developing disciplinary-relevant academic skills. This development and use of this self-evaluation tool is a component of the work being done as part of a teaching fellowship awarded to the Children's Nursing team at Oxford Brookes University. The tool can be analysed quantitatively, and we asked students to also complete a qualitative tool for comparison. The approach to developing the new tool and how it has been used will be discussed. This project is not yet complete and the next stages will include working with students to design activities to foster those “Habits of Mind” in which they have less confidence.
Session 3.4: Innovative collaboration: with students, lecturers and the community
Mrs Gabrielle Hesk and Mr Carl Chandra, University of Salford
We believe that community activism and citizen partnership are integral to social work education and actually impact on the 'accessibility' and 'image' of social work today. The reproduction of activism in practice delivered by our dynamic students is proof that this complex and reciprocal exchange of knowledge; knowledge of the 'lived experience' and knowledge of 'what consequences can occur as a result', can benefit civil society on various levels, through the enhancement of mutual understanding, and compassion.
Community activism can be viewed as a 'giving exercise' however we want you to consider the benefits of this for all involved, through our observations of student activism and engagement with the community.