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Making Sense of Clinical Teaching: A Hands-on Guide to Success

2013 Edition, April 23, 2013

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ISBN: 978-1-4441-4413-0
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  • Revision: 2013 Edition, April 23, 2013
  • Published Date: April 23, 2013
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 236
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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With the recent adoption of student-centred learning approaches, clinical teachers are no longer transmitters of factual knowledge or ‘spoon feeders'. Teachers' responsibilities in current education are now widely varied and include encouraging critical thinking, fostering curiosity and searching for explanations, monitoring group progress, facilitating students' collaborative learning, giving constructive feedback and motivating students to achieve their potential.

Making Sense of Clinical Teaching is written for teachers who want to reach their potential and achieve excellence in their profession. The contents of this book are the result of several years of extensive research in this area and reflect the editor's experiences in teaching and training staff in higher education. They also reflect the views 39 medical and health professionals from a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Sweden, United States and Canada.

Over the last ten years, I have run more than 70 workshops to enhance the teaching and facilitation skills of teachers and educators. These workshops were conducted for academic staff and clinicians from several universities in Australia, South East Asia, and beyond. In these workshops, I ask the participants to write down the name of the best teacher they have ever had and list what was unique about this teacher. In what way was he or she different? What qualities did he or she possess?

Interestingly, certain qualities are common among many of these teachers. Even when I asked secondary and primary school teachers in Australia to provide me with their views, there were no differences between the three groups. Great teachers share these qualities regardless of the subject they teach, their academic background or the level of the students they teach.

The design of this book encourages teachers to identify the good qualities they have, to learn how they can improve their potential, influence and develop other teachers around them, and leave a mark on their journey to success.

Making Sense of Clinical Teaching is a package that will enable you to:

● Add new skills to your teaching expertise

● Stimulate your creative thinking

● Challenge your current teaching and provide you with the tools to reach your potential

● Meet the needs of your students in a win–win approach

● Construct new strategies in your department/schools

● Mentor your teaching and learning skills.

Making Sense of Clinical Teaching provides you with:

● 60 case scenarios discussed in 60 subchapters

● Case discussions and key questions that can broaden the concept discussed and help you identify key principles

● Action plans related to the case scenario and management options

● Recent research outcomes in this area

● Take-home messages

● Resources for further reading.

Making Sense of Clinical Teaching is a book that you will turn to again and again for nourishment on your teaching journey and will help you develop your own leadership in teaching and learning. I am interested in receiving your comments and feedback.