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Experiential learning: lessons learned from the COVID pandemic

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This paper describes some innovative online and simulated solutions that were developed at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to enable continued provision of experiential learning opportunities for healthcare students during the Covid-19 pandemic. It shows how elements of experiential learning practice are amenable to virtual modes of delivery and considers the possible implications of this for experiential learning practice beyond the realm of health professions education.



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Published Citation

Cassidy D. et al. Experiential learning: lessons learned from the COVID pandemic. National Forum Insights; November 2021

Publication Date

November 2021


  • Health Professions Education Centre
  • Surgery
  • Beaumont Hospital

Research Area

  • Health Professions Education


RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences / National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


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