Tag : social learning theory

ABSTRACT: Reframing clinical workplace learning using the theory of distributed cognition

In medicine, knowledge is embodied and socially, temporally, spatially, and culturally distributed between actors and their environment. In addition, clinicians increasingly are using technology in their daily work to gain and share knowledge. Despite these characteristics, surprisingly few studies have incorporated the theory of distributed cognition (DCog), which emphasizes how

MANUSCRIPT: Confronting complexity: medical education, social theory and the ‘fate of our times’

If we were to paint a canvas reflecting what is capturing our imaginations as medical education researchers, we would use rich, bold colours and overlapping strokes to convey our deep and diverse investment in developingways to train clinicians to provide effective and compassionate care. We would then paint thick black lines across the canvas to represent how these efforts are