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The influence of reflection on portfolio learning in undergraduate dental education

Sebastiaan Koole (UGent) , Jacques Vanobbergen (UGent) , Luc De Visschere (UGent) , Leen Aper (UGent) , Tim Dornan and Anselme Derese (UGent)
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Introduction : Disparity exists between the growing consensus about the positive effects of reflection on performance and the scarcity of empirical evidence demonstrating this effect. Portfolios are considered a useful instrument to assess and supervise competence-based education and to stimulate reflection. The present study describes the introduction of a portfolio in a social dentistry and oral health promotion course and investigates student reflection as a predictor for the acquisition of the other competences in the course. Methods : Fourth year undergraduate dental students (n = 110) in the course ‘Society and Health’ between 2008 and 2011 collected evidence in their portfolios, demonstrating the acquisition of five competences: the ability to (1) assess the oral health profile of a target group; (2) integrate theoretical models in health promotion; (3) search for and apply scientific evidence; (4) work trans-, multi- and/or trans-disciplinarily; (5) reflect on personal development. Linear regression analysis was used to investigate the predictive value of reflection on the other course related competences. Results : Reflection scores proved to significantly predict other course-related competences, when analysing all students between 2008 and 2011 and for each year separately, explaining between 10.7% and 25.5% of the variance in the other competences. Conclusion : Undergraduate dental students' competences related to social dentistry and oral health promotion were significantly predicted by the reflection scores obtained in a portfolio-based context. In line with the growing consensus about the benefits of reflection for dental students and professionals, results suggest the value to further develop the integration of reflection in dental education and practice.
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undergraduate dental education, reflection, community dentistry, portfolio learning

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Koole, Sebastiaan, Jacques Vanobbergen, Luc De Visschere, et al. “The Influence of Reflection on Portfolio Learning in Undergraduate Dental Education.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION 17.1 (2013): e93–e99. Print.
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Koole, S., Vanobbergen, J., De Visschere, L., Aper, L., Dornan, T., & Derese, A. (2013). The influence of reflection on portfolio learning in undergraduate dental education. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION, 17(1), e93–e99.
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Koole, Sebastiaan, Jacques Vanobbergen, Luc De Visschere, Leen Aper, Tim Dornan, and Anselme Derese. 2013. “The Influence of Reflection on Portfolio Learning in Undergraduate Dental Education.” European Journal of Dental Education 17 (1): e93–e99.
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Koole, Sebastiaan, Jacques Vanobbergen, Luc De Visschere, Leen Aper, Tim Dornan, and Anselme Derese. 2013. “The Influence of Reflection on Portfolio Learning in Undergraduate Dental Education.” European Journal of Dental Education 17 (1): e93–e99.
Vancouver
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Koole S, Vanobbergen J, De Visschere L, Aper L, Dornan T, Derese A. The influence of reflection on portfolio learning in undergraduate dental education. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION. 2013;17(1):e93–e99.
IEEE
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S. Koole, J. Vanobbergen, L. De Visschere, L. Aper, T. Dornan, and A. Derese, “The influence of reflection on portfolio learning in undergraduate dental education,” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. e93–e99, 2013.
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Methods : Fourth year undergraduate dental students (n = 110) in the course ‘Society and Health’ between 2008 and 2011 collected evidence in their portfolios, demonstrating the acquisition of five competences: the ability to (1) assess the oral health profile of a target group; (2) integrate theoretical models in health promotion; (3) search for and apply scientific evidence; (4) work trans-, multi- and/or trans-disciplinarily; (5) reflect on personal development. Linear regression analysis was used to investigate the predictive value of reflection on the other course related competences.
Results : Reflection scores proved to significantly predict other course-related competences, when analysing all students between 2008 and 2011 and for each year separately, explaining between 10.7% and 25.5% of the variance in the other competences.
Conclusion : Undergraduate dental students' competences related to social dentistry and oral health promotion were significantly predicted by the reflection scores obtained in a portfolio-based context. In line with the growing consensus about the benefits of reflection for dental students and professionals, results suggest the value to further develop the integration of reflection in dental education and practice.}},
  author       = {{Koole, Sebastiaan and Vanobbergen, Jacques and De Visschere, Luc and Aper, Leen and Dornan, Tim and Derese, Anselme}},
  issn         = {{1396-5883}},
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  keywords     = {{undergraduate dental education,reflection,community dentistry,portfolio learning}},
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  title        = {{The influence of reflection on portfolio learning in undergraduate dental education}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00766.x}},
  volume       = {{17}},
  year         = {{2013}},
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