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‘Masked educator’ puts best foot forward at TEDxNoosa

Published:06 March 2014

Prof Kerry Reid-Searl at TEDxNoosa (second from right) flanked by L-R Associate Lecturer Trudy Atkinson, Professor Margaret McAllister and Dr Sue Davis. Images of Kerry on stage as herself and as alter ego 'Cyril' - by photographer Sarah Keayes.

CQUniversity's renowned 'masked educator' Professor Kerry Reid-Searl did not let a broken foot stop her joining other thought leaders for a video-streamed presentation at TEDxNoosa in early April.

The University, which operates a thriving Noosa Campus in Goodchap Street, Noosaville, was also a major partner for the event. Several local academics promoted a CQUni booth presence during TEDx.

Professor Reid-Searl is acknowledged as a leader in health care education through her pioneering work in creating, designing and researching a unique simulation teaching strategy called Mask-Ed (KRS Simulation).
 
Utilising tenets from both education and drama, Kerry creates and embodies vivid characters who shape the way students approach the humanism and complexities of quality nursing care.
 
Prof Reid-Searl's innovative approach has earned her extensive teaching awards including two Australian Learning and Teaching Citations, Pearson Australia Nurse educator of the year, an Australian award for Excellence in University Teaching and in 2013 the Simulation Australia achievement award.
 
The renowned academic is also well published in international journals and has been the principal author, as well co-author, of several nursing textbooks which have been sold nationally and internationally.
 
TEDxNoosa speakers used the theme of 'Space' as a springboard and Prof Reid-Searl had plenty of material talking about the 'learning space' between knowledge and practice.

TEDx is a community-driven initiative, showcasing and sharing the best ideas from and for the region.

Details are available via www.tedxnoosa.com .

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