An evaluation of the student and tutor experience of a residential summer school event (OPTIMAX)

Higgins, RN ORCID:, Robinson, L and Hogg, P ORCID: 2014, 'An evaluation of the student and tutor experience of a residential summer school event (OPTIMAX)' , Radiography, 20 (4) , pp. 363-368.

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Aim: To explore the experiences of students and tutors who participated in a residential multi-cultural and multi-professional 3 week summer school event (OPTIMAX). Method: A grounded theory approach was adopted. Two semi-structured focus group interviews (student and tutor) were conducted to explore participant experiences. Both focus groups were audio recorded and then transcribed and coded to identify the main themes and draw conclusions. Results: Inductive coding defined categories and sub-categories to explore the relationships within and between the two sets of focus group data. Discussion: OPTIMAX was seen a positive experience by both students and tutors and provided an opportunity to undertake team learning with peers from different countries or professional backgrounds. However, consideration needs to be given to team size and tutor leadership. Summary: By participating with international collaborative projects such as this, there is an opportunity to develop learning and explore current practices within radiography

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1078-8174
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Robert Higgins
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2014 10:25
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 11:41

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