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Table 1 Student perceptions in relation to the graduate attributes and contributing indicators

From: Exploring opportunities for embedding graduate attributes in a first-year undergraduate anatomy course for allied health students

Graduate attributes
(Themes)
Indicators of graduate attributes
(Sub-themes)
Student perceptions
(quotations)
Active and reflective learners; creative thinkers that work independently and collaboratively Interactive collaboration 1“to learn from each other and to teach others”
2 “helped us to tolerate and understand each other” a
3 “Getting the group members together was a problem and this delayed the making of the video” a
Learning through practice 4the actual dissecting was interesting because books do not explain as good as you doing it yourself”
5 “By dissecting ourselves, we felt more involved and engaged with the subject”
Independent, reflective learning 6 ″Enjoyed looking for information by ourselves rather than depending on the lecturer”
7 “Doing it yourself you tend to remember it more”
8 “To help us learn an alternative method of learning and teaching”
Effective communicators Competency in responses 9 ″Empowering us with presentation skills”
10 ″Some teams extensively researched their topics, and therefore increased our knowledge of the topic”
11 ″Some teams presented with confidence and helped us gain more knowledge”
Participation of team members 12 “Helped us in the planning of ideas together”
13 “Different individual skills were seen – confident students presented while the shy students dissected”
3 “Getting the group members together was a problem and this delayed the making of the video” a
Use of technology in the production of the video 14 “Gave us the opportunity to work with computers”
15 “Gain experience in developing a formal video- learning a new skill” a
16 “Video presentation is better than the lecturing method because it is easier to remember when you see it”
17The technical challenges of making the video was time consuming, frustrating and tiring” a
18 ″We seemed to lack the specific computer skills required for making the videos” a
Social awareness Social sensitivity 2 “Helped us to tolerate and understand each other” a
19preparing us to work with other people in later life in hospitals, etc.”
Confidence enhancement 20 “To boost our self-esteem and confidence”
21 ″Stimulated us to participate even though we would not have, otherwise”
Technological expansion 15Gain experience in developing a formal video – learning a new skill” a
17The technical challenges of making the video was time consuming, frustrating and tiring” a
18 ″We seemed to lack the specific computer skills required for making the videos” a
22 “Developing a video clip was a good experience and we also became actors, lecturers and graduates”
23 “Lecturers aim was trying to improve our learning skills and to introduce us to new learning skills”
24 “I think doing a video was irrelevant to our study of anatomy”
Environmental cognizance 25 “To teach us to follow correct procedures in the dissection of human parts”
  1. a indicates quotes applicable to multiple sub-themes/themes