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ERIC Number: EJ1162335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
Transformative Learning in Medical Education: Context Matters, a South Australian Longitudinal Study
Greenhill, Jenenne; Richards, Janet Noreen; Mahoney, Sarah; Campbell, Narelle; Walters, Lucie
Journal of Transformative Education, v16 n1 p58-75 Jan 2018
This longitudinal study followed the clinical learning journey of 20 medical students over 4 years, from the beginning of their clinical immersion, through one of the three different clinical placement models: block rotation, longitudinal integrated clerkship, or community- and hospital-integrated learning, and then into Year 4 and the intern year postgraduation. This study explored how these different contexts can influence the process of transformative learning. The results identified six well-defined changes to their ways of seeing the world which participants described as insights shaped by their clinical training. These themes were self-awareness, patient centeredness, systems thinking, self-care, clinical skepticism, and understanding diversity. Further analysis explored how changes in worldview can be instrumental, communicative, and emancipatory. This study demonstrates that context matters and that longitudinal models of clinical education may facilitate emancipatory learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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