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ABSTRACT: A social learning perspective on the development… [Soc Sci Med. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract How best to develop doctors is a problem for many healthcare systems. The current trend towards competence-based models, especially in UK postgraduate medical education, appears to neglect lessons emerging from social learning theories in the workplace. However, social learning itself, especially communities of practice (CoP), also has shortcomings because it

ABSTRACT: The use of a virtual learning environme… [J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract The use of journal clubs and, more recently, case-based discussions in order to stimulate debate among orthopaedic surgeons lies at the heart of orthopaedic training and education. A virtual learning environment can be used as a platform to host virtual journal clubs and case-based discussions. This has many advantages in

ABSTRACT: Available, intuitive and free! Building e-learning… [Med Teach. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Background: E-learning is part of the mainstream in medical education and often provides the most efficient and effective means of engaging learners in a particular topic. However, translating design and content ideas into a useable product can be technically challenging, especially in the absence of information technology (IT) support. There

ABSTRACT: The application of wiki technology in medical educ… [Med Teach. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Background, aims and methods: Recent years have seen the introduction of web-based technologies such as the 'wiki', which is a webpage whose content can be edited in real time using a web browser. This article reviews the current state of knowledge about the use of wikis in education, and considers

Top five flashpoints in the assessment of teaching… [Med Teach. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Background: Despite thousands of publications over the past 90 years on the assessment of teaching effectiveness, there is still confusion, misunderstanding, and hand-to-hand combat on several topics that seem to pop up over and over again on listservs, blogs, articles, books, and medical education/teaching conference programs. If you are measuring

RESOURCE: Should we be more short term in our thinking about medical education?

"George Miller famously said in the context of medical education that, “assessment drives learning,” and Richard Hays in a different take on the same subject said, “if assessment drives learning, then let’s ensure that it drives learning in the right direction.” Both quotes emphasise the importance of assessment in medical