Does Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) impact on clinical practice? A qualitative exploration of midwifery graduates' perceptions.

Nallen, K., Spence, D. and Porter, S., 2018. Does Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) impact on clinical practice? A qualitative exploration of midwifery graduates' perceptions. Midwifery, 63 (August), 17 - 19.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2018.04.018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To elicit perceptions of midwifery graduates regarding the impact of Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) on their clinical practice. DESIGN: A qualitative approach utilising semi-structured interviews and content analysis. SETTING: A midwifery education provider in the Republic of Ireland. PARTICIPANTS: Purposive sampling was employed to recruit fourteen midwifery graduates, from a total of twenty eight, from two cohorts who had successfully completed a Higher Diploma in Midwifery programme. FINDINGS: Findings centred on the theme 'Effect of EBL on clinical practice', with positive perceptions of EBL reported in relation to its connexion to midwifery practice. CONCLUSIONS: Findings affirm the view that EBL augments linkage of theory to clinical practice in addition to linking clinical practice to theory. Consequently, competent practitioners are cultivated and an array of transferable skills developed, thus demonstrating the significant contribution of EBL in enriching clinical practice.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0266-6138
Uncontrolled Keywords:Enquiry Based Learning; Midwifery education; Midwifery graduates; Problem Based Learning; Theory practice connexion; Transferable skills
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:30881
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:19 Jun 2018 11:20
Last Modified:19 Jun 2018 11:20

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