Creating Learning Entities: Augmentation in health professions education
Almost everything we do in teaching and assessing health professionals involves adding to and subtracting from their opportunities. Dr Ellaway will use augmentation as a lens to consider the practices and philosophies of health professions education, and she will explore the different kinds of learning entities that are created as a result.
Professor Rachel Ellaway is a renowned scholar and thinker in the field of health professional education. She received her PhD from the University of Edinburgh, and she moved to Canada in 2007 to join the newly opened Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2015 she joined the University of Calgary as the Director of the Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship. She ran the AMEE Fringe for many years and is currently the Editor in Chief of the journal Advances in Health Sciences Education. Dr. Ellaway’s research and leadership in academic medicine has had a deep impact on thinking and practice around the world. A thought leader, innovator, and philosopher in medical education, she has developed many new ideas, frameworks, tools, and methods in support of learning, teaching, and assessment. With more than 200 academic publications and more than 100 invited presentations, Dr. Ellaway is a major voice in the field. Her many awards reflect the significance of her work, not least in leading and modeling new approaches to training tomorrow’s health professionals.