Transformative Simulation Special Interest Group (SIG)
ASPiH Executive SIG Leads: Sharon M Weldon; Andy Buttery
We define Transformative Simulation as:
“A tool to transform health & care through collective understanding, insight and learning.”
Are you frustrated by delivering or wanting to deliver innovative simulation but are hampered in being unable to find a formal, conventional structure to describe, design and evaluate it?
Transformative Simulation could be the solution, the objective of this SIG is to contribute to making it so.
What is Transformative Simulation?
Transformative simulation is an umbrella term for simulation activities that are non-pedagogical, that is, they are not designed and structured around pre-specified learning outcomes. Instead, simulation is used to innovate, improve, intervene, involve, identify, include or influence (the 7 SBI’s). It can do several of these things at once and includes specific simulation applications such as translational simulation, simulation-based improvement, and simulation-based interventions.
Understanding the principles and components of transformative simulation will help you ask the best questions and chose the best criteria to design, evaluate and report your non-pedagogical simulation activity.
The transformative simulation SIG will focus on the application of 7 rainbow Simulation-Based Interventions (SBI) in describing and understanding non-pedagogic simulation activities.
The vision for Transformative Simulation (TS) – and for this Special Interest Group (SIG) – is to support our Simulationists to:
Understand the concept and add to its development
Consider what primary, secondary, and perhaps tertiary SBI’s apply to a TS activity.
Utilise this knowledge in robust and rigorous design, evaluation, and reporting
Be able to search the literature more easily for relevant evidence, and to combine evidence
Contribute to the ongoing debate about the nature, breadth, challenges, and opportunities of TS as a living and evolving concept.
Terms of reference
The purpose of the Transformative Simulation SIG is to form an inclusive, collegiate, group of people: service-users, technicians, educators, practitioners, subject-matter experts, and others who will build a collaborative community of practice involved in the study and development of Transformative Simulation. This means contributing to the growing body of knowledge by sharing insights, examples and knowledge to advance the field and our understanding of it.
SIG NEWS - May 2022
Meetings for the following SIGS are now up and running:
- Standards and Quality Assurance
Please visit www.aspih.org.uk/events to find upcoming meetings and you can RSVP online.