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ERIC Number: EJ1022174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Integrating Research-Informed Teaching within an Undergraduate Level 4 (Year 1) Diagnostic Radiography Curriculum: A Pilot Study
Higgins, Robert; Hogg, Peter; Robinson, Leslie
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v65 n3 p351-368 2013
This article discusses the piloting and evaluation of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) project. The aim of RiTe was to link teaching and learning with research within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum. A preliminary pilot study of RiTe was undertaken with a group of level 4 (year 1) volunteer BSc (Hons) diagnostic radiography students to evaluate their experiences. The students undertook a weeklong set of activities to facilitate their understanding of the effects of X-ray exposure factor settings on image quality and patient radiation dose. A mixed methods approach using a group interview with the students in conjunction with a student evaluation form was used to assess their experiences. Analysis of both sets of data revealed a positive student learning experience, although the student perception of the purpose of RiTe needed to be more explicit. RiTe has now become integrated into the level 4 curriculum. Further work is planned to better examine the student holistic experience of RiTe.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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