Journal article

'It is a different type of learning'. A survey-based study on how simulation educators see and construct observer roles

Stephanie O'Regan, Elizabeth Molloy, Leonie Watterson, Debra Nestel

BMJ SIMULATION & TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background Simulation is reported as an appropriate replacement for a significant number of clinical hours in pregraduate programmes. To increase access for learners, educators have looked to understanding and improving learning in observer roles. Studies report equivalent learning outcomes and less stress in observer roles. However, reports on the prevalence, use and perceived value of observer roles from the educator's perspective are lacking. Methods An exploratory survey for Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) simulation educators based on literature findings was developed and piloted with a small sample (n=10) of like subjects for language, clarity, skip logic and completion time. The fina..

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