This paper outlines a curriculum model for
contemporary programme design for the purpose of embedding educational
innovation and technology within an inter-professional nursing curriculum. It
has been developed from work within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at
Keele University during the re-write of both the nursing and midwifery
curriculum. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) require approval of all
recordable programmes every five years and as such the school took this review
as an opportunity to explore the curriculum model currently in use and develop
an approach that would facilitate the professional requirements of the
programme alongside the embedding of innovative learning and teaching
methodologies. The model springs from extensive application of contemporary
pedagogy underpinning adult learning, and forces consideration of cognitive
alignment within a multi-modal delivery framework . The model builds upon
the early work of Fowler and Mayes  and later work of Bird  who explored
the antecedents and underpinning theory for success within online learning
experiences. This model has greater reach; having strategic fit for acontemporary
“technology enhanced learning” application within further and higher education
, whilst ensuring the achievement of given professional standards .
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Humphreys, M. , Wood, I. , Johnson, C. , Walsh, P. , Witton, N. , Green, J. and Corkhill, S. (2013) The keele curriculum model: A contemporary framework for designing an inter-professional technology enhanced nursing curriculum. Open Journal of Nursing
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