Customising a capstone experience around assessment for learning: A case study for paramedic education

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    Abstract

    The modern role of the paramedic in Australia has evolved substantially in recent years, with the scope of practice expanding into what were once domains exclusive to medicine. A beginning practitioner needs to perform effectively within a seemingly limitless array of complex and unpredictable emergency situations, which may have significant implications for patient outcomes. The transition to professional practice is the focus of a redesigned capstone subject ‘Applied Paramedic Practice’. In an innovative design each student is placed at the centre of the learning experience with a personalised learning pathway assessing unique learning requirements and evidencing specific individual development in relation to professional competencies. With each assessment undertaken by the student informing the next, the student plays a major role in determining what they are to learn.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2015
    EventAssessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Duration: 14 May 201415 May 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceAssessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015
    CountryHong Kong
    CityHong Kong
    Period14/05/1415/05/14

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    Thompson, J., & Houston, D. (2015). Customising a capstone experience around assessment for learning: A case study for paramedic education. Abstract from Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.