A New Mix -

Best Practice for teaching and learning with students

Leading dietetic students into professional practice in 2015

The purpose of Module 2, Practice Supervisor Training is to consider teaching and learning styles as applied to current dietetic training. Two journal articles are featured as the texts for your consideration. One is about education theory in clinical teaching, the other is an example of clinical training by use of the peer learning model.

Featured texts

Learning and Teaching in new ways

We often teach and learn based upon the way we were taught. Change includes personal reflection upon your own style of learning and teaching. After reading the ABC of learning and teaching in medicine, please reflect upon your own philosophy of teaching dietetic students.

Themes found in Pilot study of an innovative model for clinical education in dietetics include: supervision ratio, student pairs, student confidence, student skills, the use of discussions and the role of good feedback. After reading the article, consider the points on page 43 where the experience of practice supervisors and students in the peer model of learning are outlined. These themes continue today in discussion of theory and practice. The Professional Practice Internships of this program are designed to manage these challenges outlined in the article. Teaching and mentoring tips, Tutoring at Bond, presented in Module 1, are referenced below as ways to inspire student learning.

This Program's Professional Practice Internship Handbook and Workbook lead the students through their placements in ways that are supported by the articles. Application of best practice includes peer review, peer group discussions, case study reports, case study presentations, mentor meetings, practice supervisor and clinical educator feedback and a self reflection journal. The role of practice supervisor as mentor and facilitator is a continuation of the students' academic experience at Bond. We look forward to your active engagement.

We look forward to working together in best practice of learning and teaching.

Coming next in Module 3

  • Giving and Providing Feedback.
  • Student Activities and Supervisor Roles.
  • Practice Supervisor Handbook, Student Handbook and Student Workbook