In this episode Ben and Michael speak to Shaun Cleaver about the idea that English is taking over as the default language, not only of communication between people of different cultures, but also as the language of knowledge generation and dissemination. We talk about why this might be a problem, and how we might start thinking about solutions.
In this guided reflection, Jane Ashbrook and Beatriz Martinez consider the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on student physiotherapy placement provision. They speak to academic staff and students about some of their challenges and experiences and invite the listener to reflect on how their own programmes and clinical placements have been affected. This episode forms part of the In Beta Unconference 2020 guided reflection series.
In this guided reflection, Shaun Cleaver invites the listener to consider how the issues of colonisation and imperialism significantly shapes the possibilities for individuals and groups, while also being difficult to locate. The episode relies primarily on narrative, with emphasis on personal perspectives of societal and structural phenomena. Increasingly, through the podcast sections, the content threads connections to the physiotherapy profession in general and physiotherapy education specifically. This episode forms part of the In Beta Unconference 2020 guided reflection series.
In this guided reflection, Filip Maric invites you to consider how environmental degradation, climate change, biodiversity loss, and the pollution of land, water and air are now widely recognised as the largest threats to human health and flourishing around the world. As health professions and students are now increasingly mobilising around topics pertaining to planetary health and environmental sustainability, there are growing efforts to embed these topics in healthcare professional education with a view to changing practice. This episode forms part of the In Beta Unconference 2020 guided reflection series.
In this guided reflection, Ben and Michael use the Crisis-Response framework to guide a conversation around how we’ve not only responded to the Covid-19 pandemic but how we might think about moving forward beyond it. They reflect on the need to ask which of the changes that have been introduced into physiotherapy education as a result of emergency remote teaching are useful and deserve consideration as permanent aspects of our training, and which were temporary solutions that can come to an end. This episode forms part of the In Beta Unconference 2020 guided reflection series.
In this episode Michael and Ben sit down with a group of undergraduate students participating in an exchange programme between Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. The student and staff exchange was part of a two-year funded research project linked to internationalisation.
In this episode Ben and Michael discus a set of principles that educators should consider when designing educational interventions as part of the mass move towards remote teaching and learning.
This is the second episode in a short series of conversations around how physiotherapy educators might adapt to the sudden requirement to run the programme fully online as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In this episode we discuss different experiences and ideas about how educators might consider assessing practical skills remotely.
In this episode we’re joined by almost 60 physiotherapists from around the world to share and discuss ideas around remote teaching of practical skills as part of the undergraduate programme.
In this episode Ben and I talk about our experiences at WCPT, as well as the massive success of the Unposter and what this means for the future of conferences. This discussion represents another example of how simply having an in-depth conversation about a topic has changed my thinking around it.