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Students' perceptions of field experience in professional development: a comparative study.
journal contributionposted on 2023-08-22, 06:25 authored by SV Dunn, L Ehrich, A Mylonas, BC Hansford
The movement of the health care and education professions from an apprenticeship model in the early half of the century to the tertiary education sector has brought an awareness of the key role field experience or practicum plays in professional development. The literature has demonstrated that field experience during teacher education and clinical education is a valuable part of preparation for entry into the teaching and nursing professions. The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast the perceptions of final year students from three distinct undergraduate field experiences. Queensland University of Technology students from adult and workplace education, secondary education, and nursing participated in the study. Data were collected through a series of focus group interviews with groups of five to nine participants across the three discipline areas. Students described their expectations of the practical side of their learning and the learning outcomes that eventuated during the practicum.
Publication titleJournal of Nursing Education
Place of publicationUnited States
Event VenueFlinders University of South Australia.
UN Sustainable Development Goals4 Quality Education
3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy3903 Education Systems39 EducationClinical ResearchHealth Services4 Quality EducationAdultAltruismAttitudeEducation, Nursing, BaccalaureateEducation, ProfessionalFocus GroupsHumansInternship, NonmedicalProgram EvaluationRoleSelf EfficacySocializationSouth AustraliaStudents