This is the final theoretical course in a Midwifery bachelor’s program, preparing students for graduation as a competent, capable, and caring midwifery practitioner.
The course is designed to support students’ teamwork skills within the framework of clinical practice and risk management. Furthermore, students practice and develop their midwifery leadership qualities, ready to be applied in their future careers.
The instructor decided to use Group Member Evaluation to help students build confidence and experience in the social aspects of the practice, while making it easier for both instructor and the students to see an overview of their feedback.
Students work in teams of 4 - 6, appointing a group leader, to explore, examine and report on a critical incident in maternity care using risk management and clinical governance principles. Each team is required to prepare a presentation and present their findings to their peers. They then submit a self and peer assessment of each team member’s teamwork skills using Group Member Evaluation. Within this peer assessment, students use a 5-point scale to assess various criteria such as punctuality and communication.
"I was so excited when I was introduced to FeedbackFruits as I could see it was such an elegant process for students to use." - Dr. Carolyn Hastie, Midwifery lecturer
By enabling Configurable Grading, the instructor can add a summative assessment element to the activity, for example allowing factors such as timely completion of the activity, and peers’ scores to contribute to each other’s final marks.
The Peer Review tool was used within a nursing course to improve students' professional communication skills
Dr. Andreas Osterroth at University of Koblenz and Landau faciliated a rigorous feedback process that stimulated active engagement and critical thinking, using FeedbackFruits tools.
The University of Delaware minimized time spent on group work facilitation, while maximizing students' performance and collaboration skills.