Question 13: Prior to entry into the BMid programme how would you rate your skills with the following types of flexible delivery/learning?
All 104 enrolled midwifery students in Year 1 and 2 of the [new curriculum] BMid pre-registration programme from one New Zealand midwifery education provider were invited to participate.
54 completed surveys were received from students in Year 1 and 2 of the new BMid programme giving a 52 % response rate.
The original sessions for the BMid programme were timetabled for a more traditional style of teaching with a mix of face-to-face lectures and smaller tutorial type sessions that could be either face-to-face or via an online platform.
These students are likely to be more disaffected than students who continue, and valuable information could be gained from their feedback enabling the BMid teaching team to develop support strategies to better meet the needs of future indigenous and remote students.
Further research could compare the learning experiences of students across other BMid programs in New Zealand using different forms of flexible delivery.
Having such data will lead to a clearer and better-integrated pedagogical framework for BMid programmes in New Zealand.