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Mentor Workshop:. Assessing Learners Facilitated by a Practice Education Facilitator. Aim of the Session:. To increase the mentor’s knowledge of student assessment, raising awareness of the legal, professional and ethical responsibilities surrounding assessment. Outcomes for the Session.

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mentor workshop

Mentor Workshop:

Assessing Learners

Facilitated by a Practice Education Facilitator

aim of the session
Aim of the Session:

To increase the mentor’s knowledge of student assessment, raising awareness of the legal, professional and ethical responsibilities surrounding assessment

outcomes for the session
Outcomes for the Session
  • Provide a clear definition of assessment, outlining the process, it’s purpose and provide clear discussion of the strategies of assessment
  • Discuss the attributes of effective assessment and feedback, highlighting the student’s and mentor’s responsibility within the process
  • Identify clear links with the legal, professional and ethical responsibility through the use of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and the QAA Standards for Practice Placement
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Assessment“Assessment can be defined as the measurement of a candidate’s level of competence in theoretical and practical nursing skills”(Brooker 2001)

competent

Competent

“Possessing the skills and abilities required for lawful, safe and effective professional practice without direct supervision”

(NMC 2002)

the purpose of assessment
Measure achievement of skills, knowledge and competencies

Judge the level of achievement (NMC legal requirements)

Motivate and enable student progress

Measure interpersonal, communication and team integration skills

Early identification / addressing of issues through effective feedback

Protect the public

The Purpose of Assessment
the process of assessment
The Process of Assessment

FORMATIVE

  • Define current learning outcomes / objectives
  • Identify prior learning achievements / deficits
  • Continuous collection of evidence, and feedback

SUMMATIVE

  • Match evidence of learning against objectives
  • Make judgements based on matching activity
effective assessment
Effective Assessment
  • Planned
  • Well timed
  • Continuous / ongoing
  • Honest, appropriate and objective
  • Well documented
effective feedback
Specific

Well timed

Constructive

Open / honest

Involves sharing information

Descriptive

Consequential- achieves a result

Verifiable / accurate

Focused on behavior not personality

Effective Feedback
the qaa nes standards

The QAA / NES Standards

“The purpose of the Quality Standards for practice placements is to inform Students, Mentors, HEIs and Service Providers of their roles, responsibilities and entitlements in relation to clinical placement learning”

( NES 2003)

student responsibilities
Student Responsibilities

Students must :

  • Help to set own learning objectives
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Maintain effective communication
  • Give and receive effective feedback
mentor responsibilities professional legal ethical
Mentor responsibilitiesProfessional, legal, ethical
  • Contribute to the ongoing evaluation of the learning environment and student learning experience
  • Provide support, supervision and assessment activities for students
  • Undertake relevant mentor preparation
  • Act within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Clause 1.4 Clause 6.4
evidence of assessment
Exploration of previous knowledge

Team integration

Indirect support

Documentation

Professional experience

Direct observation

Questioning / listening

Reflective accounts

Evidence of Assessment