Midwifery Education in Action

From paper to online—the electronic practice webfolio: A reflective account

There are a range of known educational benefits in using a portfolio-type document, including an improvement in student knowledge and understanding, increased self-awareness, and greater engagement in...

Embedding evidence-based practice within the pre-registration midwifery curriculum

Research and evidence-based midwifery practice are essential in order to drive the profession forward and deliver safe, effective, women-centred care Evidence-based practice is not a new concept, but...

Educating student midwives about compassion: A critical reflection

The ‘Compassionate and Professional Midwife’ module was implemented in September 2015 at Nottingham University as part of the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process The innovative...

Innovation in assessment: Building student confidence in preparation for unfamiliar assessment methods

Traditional methods of assessment in higher education, such as examinations and essays, still dominate the majority of curricula (Struyven et al, 2005; Pereira et al, 2016), despite being criticised...

The transition from clinical practice to education

After 20 years in clinical practice (initially as a registered general nurse and then a registered midwife), a secondment opportunity presented to take up a role as a practice healthcare lecturer at...

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