Journal article

Physiotherapy students and clinical educators perceive several ways in which incorporating peer-assisted learning could improve clinical placements: a qualitative study

Samantha Sevenhuysen, Melanie K Farlie, Jennifer L Keating, Terry P Haines, Elizabeth Molloy

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY | AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

QUESTION: What are the experiences of students and clinical educators in a paired student placement model incorporating facilitated peer-assisted learning (PAL) activities, compared to a traditional paired teaching approach? DESIGN: Qualitative study utilising focus groups. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-four physiotherapy students and 12 clinical educators. INTERVENTION: Participants in this study had experienced two models of physiotherapy clinical undergraduate education: a traditional paired model (usual clinical supervision and learning activities led by clinical educators supervising pairs of students) and a PAL model (a standardised series of learning activities undertaken by student pairs and ..

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