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Psychiatry and Open-space Learning Case Study

Project Leader: Dr Matthew Broome, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust, in collaboration with Jonathan Heron, OSL Research Associate.
Lead Learner: David Hall (undergraduate, Warwick Medical School, Institute of Clinical Education)

 

 

Context

This project staged an exchange between two practice-based student groups, the undergraduates of the Student Ensemble and postgraduate entrants of the Warwick Medical School MBChB course.

Our research questions were as follows:

  • Where is the intersection between psychiatry and performance?
  • How can we engage medical students through performance events?
  • How do we use these events to engage academic departments in embodied pedagogies?
  • Can these pedagogical practices improve clinical skills?

 

Method

Working through role-play and reflective practice, the medics would explore issues central to psychiatric practice using applied performance methods. The project was split up into the following three stages:

Exploration

In this phase we will be specifically exploring how to apply creative practice to psychiatric education.

For more information about this phase, please go to the Clinical Skills Laboratory.

Development

In this phase we will be specifically exploring how to engage medical learners through performance projects and enactive pedagogies.

For more information about this phase, please go to the Creative Exchange Event.

Evaluation

In this phase we will be specially exploring how to embed OSL workshops into a formal curriculum.

For more information about this phase, go to the Lead Learner's Report.