Taking the learning beyond the individual: how reflection informs change in practice

Fiona Muir (Lead / Corresponding author), Mairi Scott, Kevin McConville, Kenneth Watson, Kazem Behbehani, Faten Sukkar

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    Abstract

    Objectives

    The purpose of this research was to explore the value of reflection and its application to practice through the implementation of educational modules within a new Diabetes Care and Education Master Degree Programme in Kuwait, and to realise how this teaching intervention informs changes in practice.
    Methods

    A small exploratory case study was conducted within the Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait. A qualitative approach using focus group interviews was carried out with seventeen participants all of whom are studying on the Diabetes Care and Education Master Degree Programme in Kuwait. An inductive approach to thematic analysis, which focused on examining themes within data, was performed.
    Results

    The results indicate that participants value the opportunity to study through organised, structured and assessed reflection. The learning provides useful infor-mation and support to the participant by highlighting the role which reflection plays to enhance personal and professional development, the value of educational theory, continuing professional development, collaboration and enhancing patient education and practice.
    Conclusions

    The significance of reflection is often seen in the literature as an important aspect of professional competence. This research has highlighted the value of reflection as a key component within a new educational programme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-30
    Number of pages7
    JournalInternational Journal of Medical Education
    Volume5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2014

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    Taking the learning beyond the individual : how reflection informs change in practice. / Muir, Fiona (Lead / Corresponding author); Scott, Mairi; McConville, Kevin; Watson, Kenneth; Behbehani, Kazem; Sukkar, Faten.

    In: International Journal of Medical Education, Vol. 5, 08.02.2014, p. 24-30.

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