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#6: New paradigms for physio education

In this episode Ben and I talk to Sarah Baradell about some of her ideas on new paradigms to consider in physiotherapy education. Ben and I came across Sarah’s work when we independently read her paper, Moving forth: Imagining physiotherapy education differently, and decided that we’d love to have her share some of her thoughts … Continue reading "#6: New paradigms for physio education"


#5: A critical pedagogy for online learning

Abstract In order to graduate physiotherapy students who are able to thrive in increasingly complex health systems, professional educators must move away from instrumental, positivist ideologies that disempower both students and lecturers. Certain forms of knowledge are presented as objective, value-free, and legitimate, while others – including the personal lives and experiences of students – … Continue reading "#5: A critical pedagogy for online learning"


#4: Guided choice-based learning

In this episode of In Beta we talk to Joost van Wijchen at the HAN University of Applied Science in the Netherlands. For the past 3 years Joost and some of his colleagues have been experimenting with what they call guided choice-based learning, a short description of which might be that it is a curriculum … Continue reading "#4: Guided choice-based learning"


#3: Clinical practice assessment forms

In this episode David Nicholls from the Auckland University of Technology talks about their (relatively) new clinical practice assessment form, as well as the process of development and implementation. During the conversation we move from the instrumental mechanics of how the form works, to discussing how the deeper aspects of practice are informed by the … Continue reading "#3: Clinical practice assessment forms"


#2: Internationalisation of the curriculum

In this episode we discuss internationalisation of the undergraduate physiotherapy curriculum, including what we understand it to be, how to go about doing it, and how to determine if it’s working. You can find out more about the projects mentioned during the session at: Oxford Brookes (Ben): Physiotherapy in different international health contexts Manchester Metropolitan … Continue reading "#2: Internationalisation of the curriculum"


#1: Inquiry-based learning

In this first episode of the In Beta podcast, Ben Ellis, of Oxford Brookes University, hosts a discussion on the use of inquiry-based learning to develop critical thinking in students as part of a module on long-term conditions. Ben presented the details of his project and then took questions from the guests. Here is the … Continue reading "#1: Inquiry-based learning"


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