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What value does peer-assisted learning have in the training of student paramedics?

Jadzinski, M., Jack, E. and Darby, I., 2019. What value does peer-assisted learning have in the training of student paramedics? Journal of Paramedic Practice, 11 (8), 342-347.

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Abstract

The article below describes how the implementation of peer-assisted learning into the classroom setting can help to support student paramedics in the development of their own clinical skills and knowledge. Peer assisted learning is now being recognised as an effective learning strategy to support the development of health care professionals. Furthermore, adopting coaching style dialogue and conversation enhances learning and development for both the coach and coachee and in this instance for year 1 and year 3 student paramedics. The article describes broadly the evaluation findings of a session whereby year 3 student paramedics coached year 1 student paramedics to further develop a range of clinical skills through demonstration and discussion. A summary overview of the findings reflects the multiple benefits of this innovative approach to facilitating learning, including a notable increase in professional knowledge and skills for both groups of students.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1759-1376
Uncontrolled Keywords:peer-assisted learning; coaching; learning environment; innovations in paramedic education; practice development
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:31981
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 Mar 2019 14:48
Last Modified:07 Jan 2020 01:08

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