Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher
An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine
- Steven Kanter By
- Ronald Harden
- Jennifer Laidlaw
2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Basis of Medicine!
Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher is a new book that will serve as a perfect introduction for new teachers to the exciting opportunities facing them, whether they are working in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. It will also be of considerable use to more experienced teachers to review and assess their own practice and gain a new perspective on how best to facilitate their students' or trainees' learning. The contents are based on the authorsâ extensive experience of what works in medical education, whether in teaching and curriculum planning or in the organisation of faculty development courses in medical education at basic and advanced levels.
About the authors
Ronald M Harden is General Secretary for the Association of Medical Education in Europe, Editor of Medical Teacher, former Professor of Medical Education, Director of the Centre for Medical Education and Teaching Dean at the University of Dundee, UK and Professor of Medical Education at Al-Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is internationally recognised for his commitment to developing new approaches to medical education, curriculum planning and to teaching and learning. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards.
Jennifer M Laidlaw is Former Assistant Director of the Education Development Unit of the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the University of Dundee, UK. She has planned, organised and lead courses on medical education both in Dundee and overseas. She has acted as a medical education consultant for the World Health Organisation, the British Council, medical schools and colleges.
Published: May 2012
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Section 1 The roles and competences of a "good" teacher
- What is a good teacher?.
- Understanding basic educational principles.
- Being an enthusiastic and passionate teacher
- Knowing what works best.
- Checking your performance as a teacher and keeping up-to-date.
- The need for an outcome-based approach.
- Specifying learning outcomes and competencies.
- Describing and communicating the learning outcomes.
- Implementing an outcome-based approach in practice.
- What constitutes a curriculum
- Ten questions to ask when planning a curriculum
- Sequencing the content and the spiral curriculum.
- Adopting a student-centred approach
- Building learning around problems and clinical presentations
- Using an integrated and inter-professional approach
- Making the apprenticeship model and work-based learning more effective.
- Building options into a core curriculum
- Recognising the importance of the education environment.
- Mapping the curriculum
- The teachers toolkit
- The lectures and teaching with large groups
- Learning in small groups.
- Independent learning
- Teaching and learning in the clinical context
- Simulation of the clinical experience
- Peer teaching and collaborative learning.
- Six key questions to ask about assessment
- Written and computer-based assessment
- Clinical and performance-based assessment
- Portfolio assessment
- Assessment for admission to medicine and postgraduate training
- Evaluating the curriculum
- The Changing Role of the Teacher