Twelve tips for developing a global community of scholars in health professions education

Ramani, Subha, McKimm, Judy, Findyartini, Ardi, Nadarajah, Vishna Devi, Hays, Richard, Chisolm, Margaret S., Filipe, Helena P., Fornari, Alice, Kachur, Elizabeth K., Kusurkar, Rashmi A., Thampy, Harish, and Wilson, Keith W. (2021) Twelve tips for developing a global community of scholars in health professions education. Medical Teacher, 43 (8). pp. 966-971.

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Abstract

Scholarship in Health Professions Education is not just original research, it also includes study of educational processes, and application of new knowledge to practice. The pathways to successful scholarship are not always clear to novice educators. In this article, we describe strategies to establish a Community of Scholars (CoS), where more experienced and senior members guide junior members in scholarship to advance the field. Drawing on Lave and Wenger’s concepts of Communities of Practice (CoP), we describe twelve practical tips, which include generation of a shared vision, formation of a global community of scholars, engagement in scholarly initiatives, and development of a professional identity, categorised under three major steps: establish, grow, and sustain the community. The tips embrace inclusivity for diverse cultural contexts which further provide opportunities for Health Professions Educators, interested in forming communities of practice, to work on scholarly outputs and add value to the professional arena.

Item ID: 67404
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 1466-187X
Keywords: continuing, Leadership, mentoring, staff development
Copyright Information: © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 23:11
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280103 Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences @ 100%
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