ANZAHPE Webinar “Confronting Contexts” FREE for IAMSE Members

ANZAHPE ONLINE is the virtual professional development program of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE). The program has been designed to deliver a rich academic experience as an alternative to the 2020 face to face conference and will run from July to December 2020 as monthly events.

We invite IAMSE colleagues to join the ANZAHPE community for the next event of the professional development program, and are pleased to offer complimentary registration to IAMSE members.

Title: Confronting Contexts

Presented by: Professor Rachel Ellaway
When: 13 Aug 2020 1:00 PM AEST (UTC+10:00)

REGISTER HERE¬†–¬†Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.

About the Session
Dr. Rachel Ellaway will guide a reflective inquiry exploring key concerns in thinking about context in health professional education. Context is always with us; we are never not in context. Context is also a polysemic concept that both unites and divides us. If contexts are all unique then how can we talk systematically about context in health professional education? Pattern and pattern language theory can help with this. For some, education contexts are simply the background, the passive setting for active health professional education. For others, the contexts of training are selected to afford certain educational advantages. And for others, contexts are carefully designed and configured to optimize learning outcomes. How can we reconcile these different perspectives?

Learning happens in many different contexts; learners move between contexts all the time. To what extent and in what ways does the ability to adapt to new contexts and make the most of them play a role in health professional education?

About the Presenter
Dr. Rachel Ellaway is a professor of medical education in community health sciences and co-director of the Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. An internationally renowned scholar and leader in medical education, her substantial contribution is reflected in 328 presentations, 201 publications and 24 book chapters.

Rachel was awarded the 2019 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Duncan Graham Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medical Education.

This interactive session on ‚ÄėConfronting Contexts‚Äô will stimulate you think about the impact that contexts have on health professional education.


IAMSE members please register using the Guest category and enter the code GUEST. Registration is essential to receive the Zoom link.