Developing reflective capacity in midwifery students

Using Education Design Research (EDR) as the framework for this Doctoral study, this project aims to develop and evaluate educational tools and strategies to facilitate the development of reflective capacity in midwifery students.

The first phase of the project (development of a structured model of holistic reflection) (Bass et al, 2017) is complete.

The ongoing work will identify what resources are needed to use the model effectively and assess whether the model promotes reflective capacity in midwifery students and to what extent.

Co-Leads: Janice Bass (PhD candidate) with Associate Professor Mary Sidebotham and Professor Debra Creedy.
Collaborating partners: School of Nursing and Midwifery Flinders University