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social networks as platforms to develop reflective learning michael rowe physiotherapy department university of the wester...
 
clinical practice the healthcare practitioner must constantly review and re-prioritise existing and new problems in an ent...
tacit knowledge is hard to “teach”
reflection an important component of clinical practice schon (1987) “...a mental process with purpose...applied to relativ...
but reflection is also hard to “teach” boud & walker (1999)
making meaning through reflection is more important than memorising content
sharing knowledge and experiences in a collegial environment 1. enables external knowledge to be internalised 2. develops ...
knowledge: a negotiated outcome of social learning experiences that are integrated within the network siemens (2004)
“ a new communication paradigm is being constructed through community interaction and participation, which enables the for...
sharing  knowledge  and  experiences in a  social  environment?
social networks
to determine the impact of participation in a social network on reflective practices in a south african undergraduate phys...
method set up a social network survey network participants (pre-participation) conduct workshops run assignments survey ne...
dashboard (overview)
comments in detail
user interface
where are we now?
sharing content (knowledge?)
sharing experiences
reflective discussion
spontaneous group formation
most network activity is happening outside the assignment boundaries
limitations access (technology) literacy (digital and information) generally poor levels of engagement
conclusion did the social network facilitate reflection? did lecturers facilitate reflection? did reflection “just happen”...
sharing knowledge and experiences in a collegial (social) environment
url mrowe.co.za/blog twitter michael_rowe email [email_address] thank you
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Social networks and reflective learning

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This the presentation I'll be giving tomorrow at the SAAHE conference at Wits University in Jo'burg.

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Social networks and reflective learning

  1. 1. social networks as platforms to develop reflective learning michael rowe physiotherapy department university of the western cape
  2. 3. clinical practice the healthcare practitioner must constantly review and re-prioritise existing and new problems in an enterprise of active interpretation thornquist (2001a, 2001b) practice knowledge exists as a relation between questions and answers in a context of meaning that is often intuitive and hidden higgs, et al. (2004)
  3. 4. tacit knowledge is hard to “teach”
  4. 5. reflection an important component of clinical practice schon (1987) “...a mental process with purpose...applied to relatively complicated...problems for which there is no obvious solution” moon (1999)
  5. 6. but reflection is also hard to “teach” boud & walker (1999)
  6. 7. making meaning through reflection is more important than memorising content
  7. 8. sharing knowledge and experiences in a collegial environment 1. enables external knowledge to be internalised 2. develops problem solving strategies 3. promotes critical reflective thinking 4. challenges unshared biases mason (1998), hanko (1999)
  8. 9. knowledge: a negotiated outcome of social learning experiences that are integrated within the network siemens (2004)
  9. 10. “ a new communication paradigm is being constructed through community interaction and participation, which enables the formation of loosely connected groups with relative ease” wesch (2009) http://bit.ly/8ZaA6g
  10. 11. sharing knowledge and experiences in a social environment?
  11. 12. social networks
  12. 13. to determine the impact of participation in a social network on reflective practices in a south african undergraduate physiotherapy department aim
  13. 14. method set up a social network survey network participants (pre-participation) conduct workshops run assignments survey network participants (post-participation) ethical considerations
  14. 15. dashboard (overview)
  15. 16. comments in detail
  16. 17. user interface
  17. 18. where are we now?
  18. 19. sharing content (knowledge?)
  19. 20. sharing experiences
  20. 21. reflective discussion
  21. 22. spontaneous group formation
  22. 23. most network activity is happening outside the assignment boundaries
  23. 24. limitations access (technology) literacy (digital and information) generally poor levels of engagement
  24. 25. conclusion did the social network facilitate reflection? did lecturers facilitate reflection? did reflection “just happen”? is it only reflection?
  25. 26. sharing knowledge and experiences in a collegial (social) environment
  26. 27. url mrowe.co.za/blog twitter michael_rowe email [email_address] thank you

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