Rachel reflects on the barriers to learning challenging language and use of knowledge in the stressful profession of Midwifery. She discusses the use of Experiential Learning in a safe environment in developing student progress over Thresholds to enable Transformative learning. She reflects on using simulations of birthing scenarios (with a computer generated model). This pedagogic approach of enquiry based learning with peer to peer feedback , group work and reflection within a supported environment leads to deep understanding which is necessary to tackle the numerous possibilities in the real world of midwifery.
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
Health and Life Sciences
School of Nursing and Midwifery
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
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