Making Sense of Clinical Teaching: A Hands-on Guide to Success, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Making Sense of Clinical Teaching

A Hands-on Guide to Success, 1st Edition

Edited by Samy A Azer

CRC Press

238 pages

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Paperback: 9781444144123
pub: 2013-04-23
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Are you new to clinical teaching and looking for practical advice? Would you like to challenge and improve your current teaching style? Do you want to direct change in teaching practice within a department or institution?

If your answer to any of the above is yes, then Making Sense of Clinical Teaching is the resource for you. It offers the novice and more experienced teacher concise advice in how to pinpoint and build upon existing strengths, address areas where confidence is lacking, develop mentoring skills, challenge existing practice, and influence strategic developments. Making Sense of Clinical Teaching will enable you to:

  • Add new skills to your teaching repertoire
  • Stimulate your creative thinking
  • Challenge current practice and facilitate the development of new strategies
  • Improve your coaching and mentoring skills and ultimately meet the needs of your students and improve their learning experience

Table of Contents

Be committed to your work

Focus on the educational needs of your students

Work with passion

Uphold professional values

Be enthusiastic about clinical teaching and learning

Encourage an open and trusting environment

Create a climate of trust

Encourage students to learn from their mistakes

Help students redefine failure as a learning experience

Accept uncertainty in medicine

Be accessible/available to students

Interact and communicate with respect

Communicate effectively with others

Encourage input from others and give credit for contribution

Act with integrity

Provide a model of professional ethical standards

Show a caring attitude

Motivate students and co-workers

Motivate your students to achieve their goals

Monitor the progress of your students

Motivate your co-workers

Have a good sense of humor

Encourage and appreciate diversity

Do not stereotype or speak negatively of others

Nurture and encourage diversity

Seek and encourage understanding of and respect for people of diverse backgrounds

Enforce equal opportunities in day-to-day practices

Maintain positive relationships with students

Bring a wide range of skills and talents to teaching

Use a wide range of teaching/learning approaches

Stimulate higher order thinking skills

Present difficult concepts comprehensibly

Encourage appropriate evidence to a critique

Teach memorably

Model a close doctor-patient relationship

Use education in community development

Foster critical thinking

Teach students how to think, not what to think

Explore with probing questions

Discuss ideas in an organized fashion

Help students to focus on key issues

Train students to think strategically

Encourage creative work

Motivate students to create new ideas

Foster innovations and new approaches

Show enthusiasm for creative ideas

Emphasize teamwork

Encourage students to work in groups

Encourage collaborative and inter-professional learning

Encourage links at national and international levels in education

Provide positive feedback

Listen to your students and discover their educational needs

Value students; never belittle them

Provide constructive feedback and formative assessment

Help and support your students to grow

Teach your students how to monitor their own progress

Seek continually to improve your teaching skills

Seek to learn and incorporate new skills

Seek feedback and criticism

Keep up to date in your specialty

Use technology to facilitate teaching and learning

Monitor your progress

Demonstrate leadership in teaching

Contribute to course design and structure

Contribute to publications on education

Develop self-development in an education context

Demonstrate creativity in teaching strategies

Be committed to professional development

Share in managing changes in curriculum and educational needs

Contribute to appreciate the value of research

Use evidence-based teaching in enhancing clinical teaching skills

Contribute to research in clinical education

Encourage students to undertake research and publish their work

About the Editor

Samy A. Azer, Professor of Medical Education, Chair of the Medical Education Research & Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia

Visiting Professor of Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General