Academic practice partnerships

Mehigan, Sinead ORCID logoORCID:, Pisaneschi, Laura and McDermott, Justin (2019) Academic practice partnerships. In: Facilitating Learning in Practice. Morley, Dawn, Wilson, Kathy and Holbery, Natalie, eds. Routledge, pp. 44-55. ISBN 9781138311763, pbk-ISBN 9781138311794, e-ISBN 9780429458637. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9780429458637-5)


This chapter focuses on the kinds of partnerships that help sustain effective clinical learning environments. This is timely, given the increasing emphasis on the importance of partnership working in the UK, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council requiring greater transparency of how all partners work together to prepare learners for registration under new education standards. The chapter highlights some of the factors and processes that influence partnership working for students in practice. Participants in both focus groups highlighted the need for more support for those staff that is responsible for learning and assessment in practice. Academics are seen to bring expertise about the programme content, the students themselves and how to negotiate difficult or challenging issues related to teaching and assessment in practice. The foundation of academic-practice partnerships is effective communication and this will be particularly important with the implementation of the new professional roles for assessment.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 27460
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Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 15:18
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 11:58

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