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Appreciative Inquiry: Translating theory to practice

Hearle, Deborah, Roberts, Gwilym Wyn and Whitcombe, Steven William 2012. Appreciative Inquiry: Translating theory to practice. Presented at: Health Sciences Discipline Workshop, Cardiff University, UK, 15 February 2012. pp. 1-7.

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Abstract

This workshop aims to investigate ways in which to introduce appreciative enquiry methods, through problem-based learning activities to promote individual learning and creativity. An example of a Level 6 module designed to explore and develop management and entrepreneurial skills of final level occupational therapy students will be used to demonstrate innovation in learning and teaching using appreciative enquiry. Two research studies undertaken by the host department will also be introduced examining the application and development of appreciative enquiry. The seminar was divided into 4 parts: To set the scene, Problem Based Learning (PBL) was introduced via a presentation of a recent doctoral study which explored the different perceptions of A ‘level and Access students of the use of PBL. The remainder of the session focussed on the theory and application of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). Basic principles were outlined together with examples of ways AI can be applied in the classroom and in practice. This was supported by evidence from a second doctoral study and illustrations of the integration of AI and problem based learning. Prior to a final discussion, an example of a Level 6 module designed to explore and develop management and entrepreneurial skills of final level occupational therapy students was used to demonstrate innovation in learning and teaching using AI. Examples of questions linked to each of the stages of AI were presented together with potential challenges and outputs. The session concluded with deliberation on the use of AI across a variety of contexts to include learning and teaching, research, management and supervision and implications for practice. There was also discussion on the benefits and challenges of using and assessing AI versus more traditional learning and assessment methods with healthcare students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Additional Information: Higher Education Academy's Wales Seminar Series 2012
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:13
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/18414

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