Students starting on their higher education journeys at universities globally face the issue of becoming part of a new social scene which may involve drugs, alcohol and new sexual experiences, a growing issue also faced by older secondary school aged pupils. This project's main objective was to use creative pedagogy to engage Level 4 Psychology students and Sixth-form Academy students to learn about the impact of risk-taking behaviours on foetal development. The students engaged with an interactive Drug Affected Simulator doll and a non-interactive Foetal Alcohol Simulator doll and were tasked to think creatively about how they could be used to educate others. It was predicted that through this hands-on learning with the virtual-baby dolls and higher-order creative thinking, students would develop their metacognitive understanding of the negative impact of drugs and alcohol on pre-natal development.
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2019|