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ERIC Number: EJ791914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Developing Medical Teachers' Thinking and Practice: Impact of a Staff Development Course
Weurlander, Maria; Stenfors-Hayes, Terese
Higher Education Research and Development, v27 n2 p143-153 Jun 2008
This paper explores the impact of a staff development course on medical teachers' thinking and practice. Data have been gathered through 19 semi-structured interviews with participants on the course one year after their participation. The analysis of the data shows that the course seems to have contributed to changes in the participants' approaches to teaching and learning, as well as their practice. The changes reported range from using new teaching techniques or tools, to fundamentally transformed views on learning and, thereby, on being a teacher. The findings are compared to previous studies in the field, and the strategic function of staff development courses as a means to support educational development is discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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