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College of Health Related Professions – Midwifery Program

Midwifery Faculty

The Faculty’s Philosophy and Beliefs on Learning are as follows:

  1. Learning is a self-directed process for which the adult learner assumes primary responsibility
  2. The role of the midwifery faculty includes providing resources and support to facilitate student learning
  3. Individual faculty members differ in teaching styles. Students can benefit from exposure to a variety of approaches, both in the classroom and the clinical settings
  4. Evaluation is part of the learning process. Learning is facilitated by reinforcement and constructive feedback from others
  5. Students are responsible for self-evaluation and communication of learning needs to the faculty
  6. In clinical practice, it is the responsibility of the faculty to maintain boundaries of safety and it is the responsibility of the learner to respect those boundaries
  7. Learning is facilitated by a variety of instructional modalities and interprofessional approaches