This webinar is part of the Faculty Development Series and focuses on Realising Cross-cultural implications on professional development and faculty development.
When? June 26th,
2023 from 12pm until 1pm UK time
Who is presenting? Ardi Findyartini, Indonesia, Hiroshi Nishigori, Japan
Theme: Curriculum Planning, Teaching and Learning, Faculty Development.
The role of culture in professional development as well as in faculty development is undeniable. While literature on professionalism and faculty development are mostly drawn from recognition of dominant western cultural context, it is time to enrich our discourse on these distinct yet interrelated issues from other cultural perspectives including those from eastern context. Professional development in medical and health professions education considers culture as essential. The redefinition of context and exploration of how professionalism is cultivated differently between western and eastern contexts will be discussed in the webinar. The first speaker will highlight the importance of language and cultural-spiritual discourses in forming the context-specific professionalism. There is high relevance of such discussions to the faculty development since the aim of faculty development is to prepare teachers nowadays to engage with different cultural contexts in their curriculum, teaching and assessment, in attempts to develop cultural competence of the students and that professional development of teachers should also recognise different cultural contexts. Cross-cultural faculty development will be emphasised by the second speaker who will elaborate attempts and approaches in faculty development which show cross-cultural awareness from the individual to system levels. The webinar will be conducted interactively with questions and answers session and breakout groups.
Who should attend? This webinar will be beneficial for health professions education leaders, health professions educations teachers and scholars in general and faculty developers and scholars in particular.
Ardi Findyartini, MD, PhD is a Full Professor in Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. She is currently the Head of Medical Education Unit and Head of Medical Education Center IMERI at the faculty. She’s been actively involved as the resource person in the faculty development programs in Indonesia, regionally and internationally. She actively publishes and reviews scholarly works in national and international journals and an active member of international communities of practice in medical and health professions education. Her current research focuses are faculty development, clinical teaching, clinical reasoning, curriculum development, professionalism, interprofessional education and cultural related issues in medical education area.
Professor Hiroshi Nishigori graduated from Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1998 and became a Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (2004) and a Diplomate in Primary Care of the Japan Primary Care Association (2011). He obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Education from University of Dundee in 2008 and completed PhD in Health Professions Education in Maastricht University in 2020. His research interests include culture and medical professionalism (especially work ethic), Hypothesis-Driven Physical Examination (HDPE) and teaching and assessing behavioural and social sciences. He is working as an editor of the Journal, Medical Education Japan, a core member of the Asian Pacific Medical Education Network (APME-Net). He is also an advisor of health professions education for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.
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