2012 Negotiating boundaries with first year midwifery students

Charlotte Kenyon and Cathy Malone

This thunderstorm session reviews the initial pilot of two tools to manage discussion concerning course boundaries and expectations with a cohort of 50 first year midwifery students.

The first tool used at the outset of the year was a negotiated set of group ground rules covering student expectations of themselves and the course.

The second tool trialled was the use of interactive voting software to share and discuss support needs as the students prepare for first year exams. 

Questions for discussion;

How could these tools be applied in your subject area?

Who is responsible in your subject area for managing these whole group LT discussions at a course level? Who manages these currently?

A7 – (EN29, EN17, EN26, EN27) 11.00