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ERIC Number: EJ769086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Teachers Promoting Expertise in Medical Education: Understanding the Role of the Core Curriculum
Bolander, Klara; Josephson, Anna; Mann, Sarah; Lonka, Kirsti
Quality in Higher Education, v12 n1 p41-55 Apr 2006
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the learning outcomes expressed in the core medical curriculum at a Swedish university and how these were interpreted by, and related to, teachers' teaching goals. Additionally, we wanted to find out how these teaching goals relate to the development of expertise, a key value in medical education. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with teachers in anatomy and surgery, which is taught in the first and fourth years of the medical programme. To be implemented, a curriculum has to be interpreted by teachers, and this can lead to a mismatch between curriculum intentions and teacher goals. Hence, it is necessary to provide guidance as to whether the application of a core curriculum should be focusing on content only or include socio-cultural ideas of learning encouraging an emphasis on process. The degree of teacher involvement in the design of the core curriculum seems to clarify the role of the core curriculum to teachers and students and certify its actuality and relationship to other courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden