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dc.contributor.authorFrantz, Jose M.
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-22T08:50:53Z
dc.date.available2014-08-22T08:50:53Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationFrantz, J.M. & Rowe, M. (2013). Developing reflection and research skills through blogging in an evidence-based practice postgraduate physiotherapy module. African Journal of Health Professions Education(AJHPE), 5(1): 3-7en_US
dc.identifier.issn2078-5127
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/1198
dc.description.abstractBackground: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the process by which a clinician evaluates the quality of evidence before applying it in the management of a patient. Many practitioners struggle to integrate this research-based evidence into their professional practice. Blogs have been identified as useful pedagogical tools that can facilitate the sharing of ideas and clinical experiences among peers to reflect on diverse learning experiences. Objectives: A qualitative research design was used to examine the use of reflective blogging to teach the process of EBP in physiotherapy. Methods: A conveniently selected group of postgraduate students who were registered for an EBP module participated in the study. Blogging was used to teach the process of EBP in physiotherapy using Kolb's cycle as a guiding and an evaluative framework. Students reflected on and shared their learning experiences in ways that exposed the limits of their understanding around certain concepts. Results: The results reflect how students moved from assisted to independent performance by identifying gaps in their own understanding and finding the answers themselves. Conclusion: Reflective blogging was found to be a valuable tool for promoting meaningful learning activities among participants and assisted students in making sense of their shared experiences. It was also an effective tool to be used in teaching the process of EBP.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Groupen_US
dc.rights© 2013 Frantz & Rowe; licensee Health and Medical Publishing Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
dc.titleDeveloping reflection and research skills through blogging in an evidence-based practice postgraduate physiotherapy moduleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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