Wikis for women's health: Social constructivist analysis of the effectiveness of online collaborative spaces for reflective learning

Carroll, Julie-Anne, Sankupellay, Mangalam, Cornford, Michelle, & Bahir, Najmah (2015) Wikis for women's health: Social constructivist analysis of the effectiveness of online collaborative spaces for reflective learning. In Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success (STARS 2015), 1 - 4 July 2015, Melbourne, Vic.

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Abstract

Public Health undergraduate students studying the unit Women’s Health undertook a teaching and learning exercise which required them to learn to create and use a wiki website for reflective learning purposes. The Women’s Health wiki provided an online shared, collaborative, and creative space wherein the students’ perceptions of women's health issues could be discussed, reflected upon, and debated. We analysed the content developed on the Women’s Health wiki using a social constructivist theoretical framework and provided a theoretical model for how the wiki worked to aid reflective and critical thinking, as well as developing technological and communicative skills amongst students.

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ID Code: 84541
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: TECHNOLOGY (100000), MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000), EDUCATION (130000)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2015 22:34
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 23:38

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