Learning spaces in community-based dental education

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Lucey, Siobhán
Burke, Frank
Supple, Briony
Foley, Jennie
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University College Cork
National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
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In response to various institutional and national policy drivers (University College Cork, 2018; Department of Health, 2019), a community-based dental education (CBDE) initiative in a non-dental setting has been proposed as a new curriculum offering in Paediatric Dentistry in University College Cork. The student-led clinic for children aged 0-5 years will be located in a new primary healthcare centre, which serves as a community hub for health and wellbeing services. The innovative use of learning spaces to imbue a culture of community-engaged scholarship in higher education is widely encouraged (Campus Engage, 2014; Galvin, O’Mahony, Powell & Neville, 2017). This work seeks to explore the features of the proposed learning environment, which may impact upon teaching and learning practice.
Community-based dental education , CBDE , Non-dental setting , Paediatric Dentistry , Primary healthcare centre
Lucey, S., Burke, F., Supple, B. and Foley, J. (2019) 'Learning spaces in community-based dental education', Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December, pp. 80-84. doi: 10.33178/LC.2019.17