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Broadcast Date: Tuesday, 18th August 2020 at 13:00-14:30 AEST (Sydney Time)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Space
Topic: Webinar Series: Portfolios in professional programs – Midwifery 
Facilitated by: Jacqui Patten, PebblePad Implementation Specialist
Examples from: Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and University of South Australia


In midwifery education, the need for substantial workplace-based assessment during clinical placements can provide very real challenges. The recording and tracking of experiences that must be attributed against individual patients, as well as counting towards cumulative totals, can be an administrative burden and provide difficulties for students. More and more, midwifery educators are turning to the online space to support teaching, learning and authentic assessment. In particular, the recording of student experiences and achievements, and the evidencing of registration standards, are increasingly being supported with eportfolios. Such an approach can also incorporate opportunities and space for reflection, clinical case studies and connecting theory-to-practice.


Incorporating authentic examples of practice and facilitated discussion, our expert webinar draws on the experiences of midwife educators in our PebblePad community to show their solutions to common challenges encountered in supporting learners on their journey to becoming midwives.

In this webinar, invited presenters from three universities will demonstrate how an eportfolio approach is being used to facilitate the following processes in the Midwifery program:

  • The recording of Experiences and Continuity of Care episodes tracked against individuals
  • Clinical Placement, including hours tracking (using a shareable AMSAT template), and Competency Assessment Tool.
  • A whole-of-course approach with reporting analytics and research studies.

Our presenters will also facilitate discussion about some of the issues, challenges and benefits of engaging with eportfolios in Midwifery.