FACDEV Journal Club - Advancing Social Justice in HPE

FACDEV Journal Club - Advancing Social Justice in HPE
Advancing a social justice agenda in health professions education: implications for faculty development. Journal club hosted by Susan Van Schalkwyk

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When?  March 7th, 2023 from 12pm until 1pm UK time

Who is presenting?  Prof Julia Blitz and Prof Susan van Schalkwyk (moderator)

Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development

Theme: There are growing calls for health professions curricula to be responsive to societal concerns and to enable new ways of knowing, fostering students who are not only clinically competent, but also critically conscious. However, the implementation of these renewed curricula often lies in the hands of the health professions educator, including the clinical educator. These educators may or may not have been involved in the conceptualization of the renewed curricula nor have been prepared for this expanded role. The paper being discussed at this journal club focuses on the range of understandings that health professions educators have of the principles that underpin these curricula and highlights some of the tensions that they experience as a result of it. Using the findings from this study as a point of departure, we will together consider what meaningful faculty development might look like in this context.  

Articles:  Please read the following open source article prior to the event:

1.  Jacobs, C., Van Schalkwyk, S., Blitz, J and Volschenk, M. 2020. Advancing a social justice agenda in health professions education. Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning, 8(2)  https://doi.org/10.14426/cristal.v8i2.272 
Speaker bios:
Julia Blitz
is Emeritus Professor from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She was a family doctor who moved across to health professions education. Having led curriculum renewal projects, the crucial role of faculty development in delivering real change became a research interest. Her PhD explored ways to assist clinicians to strengthen students’ clinical learning. 

Susan van Schalkwyk is the director of the Centre for Health Professions Education at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She has been involved in faculty development for more than twenty years and sees herself as an advocate for strengthening scholarship in this area. 

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07/03/2023 12:00 - 13:00

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