Holistic Midwifery Education for Holistic Midwives: Reflecting on Personal Educational Philosophy and Pedagogy

Bella Madden

Abstract


The following reflection articulates the genesis and development of my approach to Higher Education generally and midwifery education specifically over twenty years of teaching. It draws on the impact of my own experiences in HE as a student; the parallels between clinical and teaching practice, and the influence of a handful of key thinkers and texts that have helped me to elucidate the values that underpin my teaching practice. This is presented here as an explanation for the case studies that will follow which illustrate how the humanities can be integrated into classroom teaching in healthcare in ways that will deepen learning.  What follows is an explanation for why I think this is important.


Keywords


holistic; interdisciplinary; pedagogy; reflection; emancipatory; critical

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