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Prof Margaret Bearman

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Position

Professor, Research

Faculty

Cent Res Assess Digital Learn

Department

Cent Res Assess Digital Learn

Campus

Deakin Downtown

Biography

Margaret Bearman is a Research Professor within the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University. She holds a first class honours degree in computer science and a PhD in medical education. Over the course of her career resesearching higher and clinical education, Margaret has written over 100 publications and regularly publishes in the highest ranked journals in her fields.  Recognition for her work, includes Program Innovation awards from the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching and Simulation Australasia.  Margaret’s interests include: assessment/feedback, digital education, and sociomateriality. 

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Biography summary

For publications see:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Margaret_Bearman

https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=8RTPw5AAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Career highlights

Awards

Higher Education Academy (HEA) Senior Fellowship 2018

Medical Education Choice Critics Award 2017

Office for Learning and Teaching, Award for Programs that Enhance Learning - National Health Education and Training in Simulation Program Shared with D Nestel and C Byrne.

Simulation Australasia Program Innovation Award – National Health Education and Training in Simulation Program. Shared with D Nestel and C Byrne.

 

Selected Keynotes

Keynote speaker, on the theme of “all around technology” Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL), Fremantle 2019.

Keynote speaker: Reimagining university education in a digital world, Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Geelong, Victoria, 27th November 2018

Keynote speaker Feedback: beyond giving and receiving Eastern Victoria General Practice Training, Supervisor Conference, San Remo Victoria 11 May 2018

Keynote speaker ‘Advancing a research agenda for sustainable simulation’ 6th ACU Simulation in Health Education Showcase, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, December 7th 2016

Keynote speaker: ‘Simulated patients and assessment: a critical view’ Association of Standardized Patient Educators November 2016 Asia-Pacific Conference:  Sharing the Breadth of SP Methodology Across Continents, Singapore, November 2016

Keynote speaker: “Creating program level assessments”, Spring Congress: Building on our present to innovate our future, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, January 2016

Knowledge areas

My research interests are:


Assessment and feedback in higher and professional education
Including: feedback in work-based settings; evaluative judgement and standards; medical and health professional education; assessment practices; online experiences; the role of trust and “intellectual candour”. 


Technology-mediated and simulation-based education
Including: the role of assessment in a digital world; simulated and virtual patients; the shift in staff and student identities; and learning design.

Publications

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2020

Conceptualizations and Measures of Student Engagement: A Worked Example of Systematic Review

Joanna Tai, Rola Ajjawi, Margaret Bearman, Phillip Dawson

(2020), pp. 91-110, Systematic Reviews in Educational Research Methodology, Perspectives and Application, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Digitally Mediated Assessment in Higher Education: Ethical and Social Impacts

Margaret Bearman, P Dawson, Joanna Tai

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 23-36, Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

The conundrum of low achievement and feedback for learning

E Pitt, M Bearman, R Esterhazy

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 239-250, Assessment and evaluation in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Challenging feedback myths: values, learner involvement and promoting effects beyond the immediate task

E Molloy, R Ajjawi, M Bearman, C Noble, J Rudland, A Ryan

(2020), Vol. 54, pp. 33-39, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Shadow systems in assessment: how supervisors make progress decisions in practice

D Castanelli, J Weller, E Molloy, M Bearman

(2020), Vol. 25, pp. 131-147, Advances in health sciences education, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Approaching culture in medical education: three perspectives

C Watling, R Ajjawi, M Bearman

(2020), Vol. 54, pp. 289-295, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

"Getting it wrong to get it right": faculty perspectives of learning non-technical skills via virtual patient interactions

M Peddle, M Bearman, L McKenna, D Nestel

(2020), Vol. 88, pp. 1-7, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

How conceptualising respect can inform feedback pedagogies

J Zhou, P Dawson, J Tai, M Bearman

(2020), pp. 1-13, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

'I'd struggle to see it as cheating': the policy and regulatory environments of study drug use at universities

M Dunn, P Dawson, M Bearman, J Tai

(2020), pp. 1-13, Higher Education Research and Development, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Working with underperformance in surgical training: educational strategies for supervisors

M Bearman

(2020), Vol. 29, pp. 1-3, Seminars in pediatric surgery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Listening to young voices: the lived experiences of adolescent simulated patients in health professional education

A Gamble, D Nestel, M Bearman

(2020), Vol. 91, pp. 1-6, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

How a centralised approach to learning design influences students: a mixed methods study

M Bearman, S Lambert, M O?Donnell

(2020), pp. 1-14, Higher Education Research and Development, C1

journal article

Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World

M Bearman, Phillip Dawson, R Ajjawi, J Tai, D Boud

(2020), Berlin, Germany, A7

edited book
2019

Clinician peer exchange groups (C-PEGs): Augmenting medical students' learning on clinical placement

J Harrison, E Molloy, M Bearman, C Ting, M Leech

(2019), Vol. 25, pp. 95-120, Augmenting health and social care students' clinical learning experiences : outcomes and processes, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Beware the Simple Impact Measure: Learning from the Parallels with Student Engagement

Joanna Tai, Phillip Dawson, Margaret Bearman, Rola Ajjawi

(2019), pp. 37-50, The impact of feedback in higher education : improving assessment outcomes for learners, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

How Debriefing Can Inform Feedback: Practices That Make a Difference

M Bearman, W Eppich, D Nestel

(2019), pp. 165-188, The Impact of Feedback in Higher Education: Improving Assessment Outcomes for Learners, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Embracing the tension between vulnerability and credibility: 'intellectual candour' in health professions education

Elizabeth Molloy, Margaret Bearman

(2019), Vol. 53, pp. 32-41, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The power of simulation: a large-scale narrative analysis of learners' experiences

Margaret Bearman, Jennene Greenhill, Debra Nestel

(2019), Vol. 53, pp. 369-379, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Keeping mum in clinical supervision: private thoughts and public judgements

Catherine Scarff, Margaret Bearman, Neville Chiavaroli, Steve Trumble

(2019), Vol. 53, pp. 133-142, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Development of non-technical skills through virtual patients for undergraduate nursing students: an exploratory study

Monica Peddle, Lisa Mckenna, Margaret Bearman, Debra Nestel

(2019), Vol. 73, pp. 94-101, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Trainees' perspectives of assessment messages: a narrative systematic review

Catherine Scarff, Margaret Bearman, Neville Chiavaroli, Steve Trumble

(2019), Vol. 53, pp. 221-233, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Theory, a lost character? As presented in general practice education research papers

James Brown, Margaret Bearman, Catherine Kirby, Elizabeth Molloy, Deborah Colville, Debra Nestel

(2019), Vol. 53, pp. 443-457, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Exploring undergraduate nursing student interactions with virtual patients to develop 'non-technical skills' through case study methodology

Monica Peddle, M Bearman, Lisa McKenna, Debra Nestel

(2019), Vol. 4, pp. 1-11, Advances in simulation, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A balancing act: the Supervisor of Training role in anaesthesia education

D Castanelli, J Weller, A Chander, E Molloy, M Bearman

(2019), Vol. 47, pp. 349-356, Anaesthesia and intensive care, London, Eng, C1

journal article

Can a rubric do more than be transparent? Invitation as a new metaphor for assessment criteria

M Bearman, R Ajjawi

(2019), pp. 1-10, Studies in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Performing standards: a critical perspective on the contemporary use of standards in assessment

R Ajjawi, M Bearman, D Boud

(2019), pp. 1-14, Teaching in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Along the axes of difference: setting scholarship and practice agendas for faculty development

G Reedy, M Bearman

(2019), Vol. 39, pp. 260-264, The journal of continuing education in the health professions, [Philadelphia, Pa.], C1

journal article
2018

Problematising standards: representation or performance?

R Ajjawi, M Bearman

(2018), pp. 41-50, Developing Evaluative Judgement in Higher Education: Assessment for Knowing and Producing Quality Work, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Prefigurement, identities and agency: the disciplinary nature of evaluative judgement

M Bearman

(2018), pp. 147-155, Developing evaluative judgement in higher education: Assessment for knowing and producing quality work, London, Eng, B1

book chapter

Identifying and working with underperformance

M Bearman, Damian Castanelli, Charlotte Denniston

(2018), pp. 236-250, Learning and teaching in clinical contexts : a practical guide, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

book chapter

Reframing assessment research: through a practice perspective

D Boud, P Dawson, M Bearman, S Bennett, G Joughin, E Molloy

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 1107-1118, Studies in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

In-training assessments: 'The difficulty is trying to balance reality and really tell the truth'

C Scarff, R Corderoy, M Bearman

(2018), Vol. 59, pp. e15-e22, Australasian journal of dermatology, Milton, Qld., C1-1

journal article

Group interventions to promote mental health in health professional education: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

K Lo, J Waterland, P Todd, T Gupta, M Bearman, C Hassed, J Keating

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 413-447, Advances in health sciences education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

What should we teach the teachers? Identifying the learning priorities of clinical supervisors

Margaret Bearman, Joanna Tai, Fiona Kent, Vicki Edouard, Debra Nestel, Elizabeth Molloy

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 29-41, Advances in health sciences education, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Physiotherapy clinical educators' perspectives on a fitness to practice initiative

Kristin Lo, Heather Curtis, Alison Francis-Cracknell, Stephen Maloney, Wendy Nickson, Margaret Bearman, Jennifer Keating

(2018), Vol. 34, pp. 41-53, Physiotherapy theory and practice: an international journal of physical therapy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

What non-technical skills competencies are addressed by Australian standards documents for health professionals who work in secondary and tertiary clinical settings? A qualitative comparative analysis

Monica Peddle, Margaret Bearman, Natalie Radomski, Lisa Mckenna, Debra Nestel

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1-9, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

From 'seeing through' to 'seeing with' : Assessment criteria and the myths of transparency

M Bearman, Rola Ajjawi

(2018), pp. 1-8, Frontiers in education, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2017

Contextual influences on feedback practices: an ecological perspective

R Ajjawi, E Molloy, M Bearman, C Rees

(2017), Vol. 5, pp. 129-143, Scaling up assessment for learning in higher education, Singapore, B1

book chapter

How technology shapes assessment design: findings from a study of university teachers

S Bennett, P Dawson, M Bearman, E Molloy, D Boud

(2017), Vol. 48, pp. 672-682, British journal of educational technology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

How university teachers design assessments: a cross-disciplinary study

M Bearman, P Dawson, S Bennett, M Hall, E Molloy, D Boud, G Joughin

(2017), Vol. 74, pp. 49-64, Higher education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Attributes of the complete dental record: a Delphi approach to standards

K Amos, D Cockrell, C Palermo, S Rosehill, M Bearman

(2017), Vol. 62, pp. 426-432, Australian dental journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Intellectual streaking: the value of teachers exposing minds (and hearts)

Margaret Bearman, Elizabeth Molloy

(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 1284-1285, Medical teacher, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Actor-network theory and the OSCE: formulating a new research agenda for a post-psychometric era

Margaret Bearman, Rola Ajjawi

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 1037-1049, Advances in Health Sciences Education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Physiotherapy clinical educators' perceptions of student fitness to practise

Kristin Lo, Heather Curtis, Jennifer Keating, Margaret Bearman

(2017), Vol. 17, BMC Medical Education, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2016

Clinical supervision training across contexts.

J Tai, M Bearman, V Edouard, F Kent, D Nestel, E Molloy

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 262-266, Clinical teacher, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Support for assessment practice: developing the assessment design decisions framework

M Bearman, P Dawson, D Boud, S Bennett, M Hall, E Molloy

(2016), Vol. 21, pp. 545-556, Teaching in higher education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Experiences of physical therapists working in the acute hospital setting: systematic review

B Lau, E Skinner, K Lo, M Bearman

(2016), Vol. 96, pp. 1317-1332, Physical therapy, Cary, N.C., C1-1

journal article

A national training program for simulation educators and technicians: evaluation strategy and outcomes

D Nestel, M Bearman, P Brooks, D Campher, K Freeman, J Greenhill, B Jolly, L Rogers, C Rudd, C Sprick, B Sutton, J Harlim, M Watson

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-13, BMC medical education, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Virtual patients and nontechnical skills in undergraduate health professional education: an integrative review

M Peddle, M Bearman, D Nestel

(2016), Vol. 12, pp. 400-410, Clinical simulation in nursing, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

A systematic review: children & adolescents as simulated patients in health professional education

A Gamble, M Bearman, D Nestel

(2016), Vol. 1, pp. 1-16, Advances in simulation, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

"Thinking on your feet"-a qualitative study of debriefing practice

K Krogh, M Bearman, D Nestel

(2016), Vol. 1, pp. 1-11, Advances in simulation, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Quality and literature reviews: beyond reporting standards

M Bearman

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 382-384, Medical education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Supervisor perspectives on the summative in-training assessment

Catherine Scarff, Margaret Bearman, Robert Corderoy

(2016), Vol. 57, pp. 128-134, Australasian journal of dermatology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

The future of simulated patient methodology

M Bearman, D Nestel

(2015), pp. 147-149, Simulated patient methodology: theory, evidence and practice, [Chichester, Eng.], B1-1

book chapter

Factors affecting health professional education

M Bearman

(2015), pp. 19-30, Evidence-based education in the health professions: promoting best practice in the learning and teaching of students, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Expert practice of video-assisted debriefing: an Australian qualitative study

K Krogh, M Bearman, D Nestel

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 180-187, Clinical simulation in nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Theory and simulation-based education: definitions, worldviews and applications

D Nestel, M Bearman

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 349-354, Clinical simulation in nursing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Learning empathy through simulation: a systematic literature review

M Bearman, C Palermo, L Allen, B Williams

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 308-319, Simulation in healthcare: journal of the society for simulation in healthcare, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article
2014

Learning theories and simulated patient methodology

M Bearman, D Nestel

(2014), pp. 33-38, Simulated patient methodology: theory, evidence and practice, [Chichester, Eng.], B1-1

book chapter

Preparation: developing scenarios and training for role portrayal

D Nestel, M Bearman, C Fleishman

(2014), pp. 63-70, Simulated patient methodology: theory, evidence and practice, [Chichester, Eng.], B1-1

book chapter

Simulated patients as teachers: the role of feedback

C Fleishman, M Bearman, D Nestel

(2014), pp. 71-78, Simulated patient methodology: theory, evidence and practice, [Chichester, Eng.], B1-1

book chapter

Proactive student engagement with fitness to practise

K Lo, S Maloney, M Bearman, P Morgan

(2014), Vol. 2014, pp. 1-8, Journal of biomedical education, Cairo, Egypt, C1-1

journal article

Simulated patient methodology: theory, evidence and practice

D Nestel, M Bearman

(2014), London, Eng., A7-1

edited book
2013

Simulation-based medical education

M Bearman, P Andreatta, D Nestel

(2013), pp. 186-186, Oxford textbook of medical education, Oxford, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

Qualitative synthesis and systematic review in health professions education

Margaret Bearman, Phillip Dawson

(2013), Vol. 47, pp. 252-260, Medical education, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Assessment might dictate the curriculum, but what dictates assessment?

Phillip Dawson, Margaret Bearman, David Boud, Matt Hall, Elizabeth Molloy, Sue Bennett, Gordon Joughin

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 107-111, Teaching & learning inquiry, Bloomington, In., C1-1

journal article

Is there a Plan B?: Clinical educators supporting underperforming students in practice settings

M Bearman, E Molloy, R Ajjawi, J Keating

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 531-544, Teaching in higher education, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2012

Systematic review methodology in higher education

M Bearman, C Smith, A Carbone, S Slade, C Baik, M Hughes-Warrington, D Neumann

(2012), Vol. 31, pp. 625-640, Higher education research and development, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Lessons learned in implementing peer-assisted learning

Y Hodgson, M Bearman, M Schneider Kolsky

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 19-29, International journal of innovation in science and mathematics education, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Clinical psychology students' experiences of a pilot objective structured clinical examination

K Yap, M Bearman, N Thomas, M Hay

(2012), Vol. 47, pp. 165-173, Australian psychologist, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Learning surgical communication, leadership and teamwork through simulation

M Bearman, R O'Brien, A Anthony, I Civil, B Flanagan, B Jolly, D Birks, M Langcake, E Molloy, D Nestel

(2012), Vol. 69, pp. 201-207, Journal of surgical education, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2011

Participation and progression: new medical graduates entering professional practice

M Bearman, M Lawson, A Jones

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 627-642, Advances in health sciences education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Can wikis be used to support case-based learning in paramedic education?

B Williams, M Bearman

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 388-392, Journal of paramedic practice, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A pilot training program in surgical communication, leadership and teamwork

M Bearman, A Anthony, D Nestel

(2011), Vol. 81, pp. 213-215, ANZ journal of surgery, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2008

Podcasting lectures: The next silver bullet?

B Williams, M Bearman

(2008), Vol. 6, pp. 1-14, Australasian journal of paramedicine, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2005

Educating Australian pharmacists about the use of online information in community pharmacy practice

M Bearman, T Bessell, J Gogler, W McPhee

(2005), Vol. 13, pp. 109-115, International journal of pharmacy practice, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Improving Australian pharmacists' attitudes to internet use in community pharmacy practice

M Bearman, T Bessell

(2005), Vol. 13, pp. 117-121, International journal of pharmacy practice, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2001

Random comparison of 'virtual patient' models in the context of teaching clinical communication skills

M Bearman, B Cesnik, M Liddell

(2001), Vol. 35, pp. 824-832, Medical education, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Comparing student attitudes to different models of the same virtual patient

M Bearman, B Cesnik

(2001), Vol. 84, pp. 1004-1008, MEDINFO 2001 : Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Medical Informatics 2001, London, Eng., E1-1

conference
1998

Methodology for developing educational hypermedia systems

M Bearman, M Bearman, M Kidd, M Kidd, B Cesnik, B Cesnik

(1998), Vol. 52 Pt 2, pp. 720-726, Studies in health technology and informatics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Improving feedback relationships in general practice vocational training supervision

Dr James Brown, A/Prof Rola Ajjawi, Prof Margaret Bearman, Prof Debra Nestel, Dr Cat Kirby

  • 2018: $18,000

What makes feedback relationships work: perspectives of graduating trainees

Dr Cat Kirby, Prof Margaret Bearman, A/Prof Rola Ajjawi, Dr James Brown

  • 2019: $48,785
  • 2018: $48,785

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report