Bespoke video vignettes – an approach to enhancing reflective learning developed by dental undergraduates and their clinical teachers

Brian R Davies, A N Leung, Stephen M Dunne, Justin S Dillon, Igor R Blum

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Abstract

This study explores the selective use of video as a medium to support reflective processes as related to dental undergraduate learning. With the objective of developing and enhancing high-quality adult dental care, the use of compiled video materials created in an undergraduate clinical setting was investigated. Video cameras were used to capture elements of reflection-in-action and reflection-on-action typically found during everyday clinical practice.

‘Gold standard’ or ‘textbook outcomes’ are rarely, if ever, fully achieved in dental practice. Real-life clinical experiences offer challenges and opportunities for both teachers and students to engage with reflective learning processes.

The materials generated allowed for an experience of individual reflective learning and the creation of a data bank or archive with potential use for the benefit of a wider student cohort. Various aspects of the students’ views and comments on the process of reflection were reported and explored by means of a semi-structured focus group moderated by a linked educational advisor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Dental Education
Volume21
Issue number1
Early online date17 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Keywords

  • clinical pedagogy
  • dental undergraduates
  • video vignettes
  • reflection-in-action
  • reflection-on-action

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