[48] Be engaged in situative learning/ Hands on!

Be engaged in situative learning/ Hands on!

Author (s)

Marcela Bezdickova Lecturer in Anatomy
Swansea University Medical School


Classroom learning differs from activities involved in situative learning embedded within activity, and background. Situative practice theory posits that learning is unintentional and situated within authentic activity, context, and culture. It allows students to interact and communicate in professional manner and develop their professional practice. They have to utilise a lot of transferable skills as communication, presentation, proving their integrity, ability for team work, and using group work too. With practical course (dissection practical course, tutorials with models and prosections in medical education), situative learning is valuable and highly rated by students in medical education as a tool of understanding. There is applied deep unintentional aim to develop spatial awareness, and relation. The benefits and difficulties depend on facilities background, lecturers availability. Students highly rated practical impact in medical education and they reported: it is as very beneficial to understanding the topic and subject itself and social interaction.

Session Outline

The poster session will: Illustrate benefits and difficulties in applying situative learning. Describe relation and comparison to the learning through the practice as a teaching and learning tools to increase students’ engagement and understanding. Provide examples used in medical education to support and enhance students’ knowledge retention. Give an insight in feedback from both, the students and lecturers perspectives. Highlight different acquired skills applied through situative learning to aid and endorse professional development and students’ ability to interact in authentic context. Discuss possible impact on students’ interest on topic, sharing knowledge through peer teaching and specialist communication and presentation. Improve confidence in aspire for transferring the skills in different subject areas.

Key Words

Situative Learning, Learning through Practice, Transferable Skills, Students Understanding, Medical Education

Key Messages

Hands on session can enhance students’ engagement

Interaction between student and lecturer is important tool for successful results in situiative learnig

What are the limitations?


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