Education Needs

Education Needs

Assessment title: Education Needs

Assessment Alignment with learning outcome(s): 2 Undertake a training needs analysis in their workplace 3 Analyse the results and identify the learning need required 4 Explain the principles of planning cost effective education programs 6 Explore principles used in designing program content 7 Design an education program related to the identified learning need

Details of task: An education needs assessment (ENA) is the systematic and purposeful collection and synthesis of data, used to identify patterns, variances and gaps in knowledge and/or skills. Collection of this data allows health professions educators to determine three main factors: where learners are now in relation to the desired learning outcome; where learners need to be; and what educational approaches would be effective in bridging that gap.

An ENA is the first step in developing an authentic, meaningful and targeted program or curriculum. The aim of this assessment task is to develop and conduct an ENA in your workplace, with the intention of collecting data to inform a future program of education. You are required to undertake an ENA by selecting and implementing an assessment tool in your place of work. You will be required to analyse the data collected to enable the identification of an education gap. Finally, you should develop an outline for an education program to address this gap. The ENA report should address the following: Background Utilize current literature to critically appraise the use of an ENA in relation to education program development; Provide an outline of the setting and population group for your ENA, linking the rationale for undertaking the ENA to the literature; Predict the educational gap you expect the ENA to uncover. Provide rationale for your prediction. Data Collection Summarize the selection and/or modification process for the ENA data collection tool used and provide rationale for your choice of tool; Discuss the implementation strategy of the ENA data collection tool in your workplace. Results Analyse and present the data collected from the ENA. Recommendations Based on the findings from your ENA, develop an outline for a proposed education program to address the gap uncovered by the ENA; Reflect on the similarities or differences in your predicted educational gap and the challenges/ successes encountered when undertaking the ENA

Release date: 22/07/2019

Due date: Monday 16th September, 2019 at 5pm Word limit: 4000 words +/- 10% Value: 40% Presentation requirements: Size 12 font Arial or Times New Roman font with double spacing between lines Leave a 4 cm margin on the left side of the page Pages should be numbered and your ID number should be in the footer. Submitted assignments must be submitted in WORD Students must respond to the University declaration on submission If a paper is submitted which exceeds the word count by more than 10%, the marker will stop reading at the required word count, and no further content will be marked.

Estimated return date: Four (4) weeks from due date Hurdle requirements: This assessment task is a hurdle requirement Individual assessment in group tasks: N/A Criteria for marking: Click here to view the marking rubric NUR5209 –

Assessment Task 2 Marking Rubric Student Number: Grade: /100 Criteria N P C D HD Introduction and scene setting Introduces the topic and frames the assignment aim: ? explanation of key terms; ? provides definitions; ?

outlines the scope and structure of the essay • No introduction apparent. • Structure of assignment is unclear. • Content of essay is absent or unclear. • Introduction rambling and unfocused. • Attempt made to address context of assignment • Structure of assignment is brief • The introduction too brief or too long. • Introduction defines the scope of the assignment, however more detail required • Context of the assignment is introduced, more detail required • Appropriate length. • Context of the assignment is clear • Scope of the assignment is clear • Appropriate length. • Clear and engaging introduction to the assignment • The presented context is clear, succinct and relevant. • Clearly and succinctly outlines the scope/ structure of the assignment • Appropriate length 10 Marks Maximum 2 4 6 8 10

Background ? Evidence of critical appraisal of current literature related to ENA use in health professions education ? Setting and population identified and rationalised ? Prediction of educational gap identified and rationalised

• No analysis applied to an ENA from the perspective of health professions education • Setting and population is absent or inappropriate • Rationale for undertaking an ENA is absent or poorly justified with no links to literature • Predicated outcomes are absent or inappropriate and poorly justified • Limited analysis of an ENA from the perspective of health professions education • Setting and population is mostly appropriate. • Rationale for undertaking an ENA is present but unclear with limited links to literature • There are some plausible predicated outcomes of the education needs assessment. The justification of the outcomes is not clear. • Satisfactory analysis of an ENA from the perspective of health professions education • Setting and population is mostly appropriate. • More in depth required in rationale for undertaking an ENA, links to literature is evident but requires more detail • Predicted outcomes of ENA are mostly plausible, with further justification is required • Mostly in-depth appraisal of an ENA from the perspective of health professions education • Setting and population is appropriate • Rationale for undertaking an ENA is appropriate, justified and linked to the literature • Predicated outcomes of ENA are appropriate and justified. • Rigorous critical appraisal of an ENA from the perspective of health professions education • Setting and population is appropriate • Rationale for undertaking an ENA is relevant, plausible and exceptionally well linked to the literature • Predicated outcomes of the ENA are plausible, succinct, yet well justified; 20 Marks Maximum 5 10 14 16 20 Page 2 of 5 Data Collection ? Selection process for ENA data collection tool is summarised and rationalised, including modifications required ? Discuss the implementation strategy of the ENA data collection tool in your workplace • ENA tool is poorly selected or no tool has been used. There is no rationale for selection of this tool • Modifications to the assessment tool are poorly selected. The justification for keeping the tool the same or making modifications is absent; • Evidence of the implementation strategy is absent or limited. Omitted steps are not identified. • ENA tool is appropriately selected but the rationale is limited; • Modifications to the assessment tool are evident. The justification for keeping the tool the same or making modifications is limited; • Implementation strategy is evident; however, a more detailed description is required. Omitted steps are not well rationalized. • ENA tool is appropriately selected. The rationale for its selection is appropriate however requires more clarity; • Modifications to the tool are appropriate. The justification for keeping the tool the same or making modifications is evident but requires more clarity; • Implementation strategy is evident, the description is appropriate, however some aspects are unclear. Omitted steps need more rationalization. • Appropriate ENA tool is selected and rationale is clear; • Modifications to the tool are appropriate and justified. The decision not to modify is appropriate and justified; • Implementation strategy is clearly detailed. All required steps for ENA implementation are identified and followed. If any steps were omitted they are rationalised appropriately. • Appropriate ENA tool is selected and clear, succinct yet detailed rationale is provided; • Modifications to the tool are appropriate to the assessment and data to be collected and exceptionally rationalised. The decision not to modify is appropriate and exceptionally well justified; • Implementation strategy is clearly and succinctly detailed. All required steps for ENA implementation are identified and followed. If any steps were omitted they are rationalised appropriately. 15 Marks Maximum 3 6 9 12 15 Results ? Findings of the ENA are analysed and clearly presented • Results are absent or limited. • Data analysis is limited or absent. • Presentation of results are unclear, making it difficult to determine what the presented results mean; • Limited data analysis, with unclear provision of meaning or educational implications. • Satisfactory presentation of results • Satisfactory data analysis providing some meaning and educational implications. • Results are presented clearly and logically • In-depth data analysis provides meaning and educational implications. • Results are clearly and logically presented, making them easy to understand; • Rigorous data analysis provides meaning and educational implications.

15 Marks Maximum 3 6 9 12 15 Page 3 of 5 Recommendations Proposed plan for an education program is: ? Aligns with the ENA data analysis ? Includes proposed topics to be included in education program Reflection includes: ? Similarities/ differences between predicted educational gap and actual gap. Justify why you believe this has occurred ?

Challenges/ successes that occurred undertaking the ENA • Proposed education program plan is limited or absent; • Proposed topics are unclear, do not link to the data analysis or are absent; • There is no reflection relating to predicted and actual education gap; • Discussion relating to challenges and successes that occurred undertaking the ENA is limited or absent. Strategies to overcome challenges in the future and factors contributing to success are limited or absent. • Proposed education program plan is unclear, poorly presented and requires more detail; • Proposed topics are evident however some are not appropriately linked to the analysis of data; • Minimal reflection relating to predicted and actual education gap; • Minimal reflection on challenges and successes that occurred undertaking the ENA. Strategies to overcome challenges in the future and factors contributing to success are limited. • Presented education program is satisfactory. Some areas would benefit from more detail; • Satisfactory selection of topics and alignment with the analysis of data; • Acceptable reflection relating to predicted and actual education gap, however more detailed justification is required. • Acceptable reflection on challenges and successes that occurred undertaking the ENA. Strategies to overcome challenges in the future and factors contributing to success require further detail. • Clearly presented plan of education program including relevant detail; • The identified topics are appropriate and align with the analysis of data; • Detailed reflection relating to predicted and actual education gap evident. Similarities or differences are clearly justified; • Concise and detailed reflection on challenges and successes that occurred undertaking the ENA. Strategies to overcome challenges in the future and factors contributing to success are discussed. • Exceptionally presented plan of education program, including all relevant detail; • All identified topics are appropriate and have clear alignment with the analysis of data; • Precise reflection relating to predicted and actual education gap is clearly, logically and succinctly discussed. Similarities or differences are clearly justified; • Succinct and considered reflection on challenges and successes that occurred undertaking the ENA. Strategies to overcome challenges in the future and factors contributing to success are well articulated. 15 Marks Maximum 3 6 9 12 15 Conclusions Draws appropriate conclusions related undertaking an ENA for education program development in health professions • No summary statement or no relevance to education program development in health professions • Summary statement with limited new knowledge provided relevant to education program development in health professions ? Superficial summary statement, some awareness of the topic in relation to education program development in health professions • Valid summary of the new knowledge obtained and an awareness of the topic in relation to education program development in health professions ?

Concise summary of the new knowledge obtained with an acute awareness of the topic in relation to education program development in health professions 10 Marks Maximum 2 4 6 8 10 Page 4 of 5 Structure and Organisation of Content Addresses the key content and logically arranges the assignment, including use of headers & titles ? No structure, no headings, disorganised ? Incoherent progression ? No statement of position ? Some structure and organisation but overall difficult to follow the flow of the assignment ? Basic coherence and writing style ? Unclear statement of position ? Adequate structure and organisation, headings and titles, with some inconsistent flow of assignment ?

Adequate coherence and writing style ? Advancing towards a position statement, but not clearly expressed ? Logical structure, organisation, content and flow. ? Clear and cohesive assignment and writing style ? Position statement is clear ? Comprehensive answers to key aspects of the assignment, with a logical structure; ? A well-linked and balanced assignment leading to a cohesive and strong piece of writing ? Logical progression from beginning to end leading to a clear position for health professions education 5 Marks Maximum 1 2 3 4 5 Academic Expression Language, tone, grammar, precision, context and purpose of writing for targeted audience ? Issues with language, tone, grammar, precision, unaware of targeted audience • Some issues with academic expression leading to misinterpretation or unclear understanding by reader ? Mostly satisfactory and clear language, tone and grammar ? Academic language appropriate to targeted audience ?

Clear and fluent expression of meaning to appropriate audience ? Academic expression is relevant to targeted audience ? Clarity, accuracy and fluency to convey the meaning to appropriate audience ? Academic language relevant to targeted audience with skill and precision 5 Marks Maximum 1 2 3 4 5 Referencing Reputable sources, currency (< 7 years) Appropriate referencing style used (APA 6th Ed.) ? No suitable or evidence-based references that are relevant to health professions education (fact sheets, blogs, unverified sources) ?

Inappropriate referencing or an inappropriate style ? Limited identification of reputable references relevant to health professions education ? Referencing with an inconsistent style ? Satisfactory identification of references with some current evidence-based sources relevant to health professions education ? Appropriate referencing with some errors ? Identification and use of current, evidence-based references, mainly relevant to health professions education ?

Appropriate referencing which was mostly accurate ? Consistent identification and use of current, evidence-based references, highly relevant to health professions education ? Appropriate referencing which was consistently and accurately applied throughout the assignment 5 Marks Maximum 1 2 3 4 5

Education Needs

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