Student Dual Roles

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To begin with, dual roles of graduating students with other junior students can have major impact on resistance for improvement. On the other hand it is often considered that dual roles of graduating students decrease hindrance to improve and build healthy relationship among other students on the whole. However, this does not remain same because graduating students encounter various challenges while adjusting themselves into novel situation and playing the role of student and facilitator at once. The aim of this writing is to reflect upon various perceptions and responses of students when graduating student with dual roles evaluate their clinical performance and provide them feedback. Before I start reflecting on my actions I would like to…show more content…
I had sadness in my eyes, meanwhile I started thinking that why this all happened and why my heart is feeling uneasy, did I do anything wrong? And soon I realized that I was the one to be blamed, as I directly pointed out negative behaviour of the student without respecting her positive attitude towards patient and other colleagues. Next, knowing the fact that mostly this particular student used to initiate and lead occupational therapy activities in patient care setting and this showed her patient centered care. Perhaps, I thought that by playing dual roles I can communicate or give feedback well to the students in the capacity of student and teacher because I was aware of their ways of doing and perceiving things. Similarly, I also assumed that I have just come from a setting where my teacher facilitated me so in the likewise manner I can do it in a better way. Besides, there were few more preconceptions that includes; I could understand students’ feelings better than a facilitator as I am wearing student’s hat too, and I could also sense more comfortability in being responsible for marking students’ performance after all I recognized their…show more content…
While, reflecting my actions I came across one of the researched based approach of giving feedback given by Ovsan in 2010 that includes; path of destruction, path of energy, and path of appreciation. Path of destruction consists of negative feedback; it can destroy student’s self-esteem and self confidence. Next, path of energy includes positive feedback; it can contribute to student’s enthusiasm, liveliness, and motivation. Also, it creates field of positive energy around the recipient that can aid in their remarkable performance in the patient care setting and throughout. Then, path of appreciation comprises of constructive feedback whereby student receives comprehensive recommendations and guidance to improve his or her behavior. This approach has specific steps to follow for better outcome, in which it is suggested to avoid following the path of destruction (negative feedback) instead, traveling on the path of energy (positive feedback) then giving recommendations to achieve the desired behavior. In my opinion if I followed this approach then definitely I would have achieved my ultimate

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