Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

New IDEAS to Improve the Quality of AJPE Articles

Academic journal article American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

New IDEAS to Improve the Quality of AJPE Articles

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Academic pharmacy is a prolific scholarly environment because of traditional research and also because of activity in the scholarship of teaching. The expansion of the pharmacy education enterprise, including new schools and expanded class sizes and numbers of faculty members, along with new accreditation standards and advances in the general field of higher education are all prompting active scholarship related to pharmacy education. Many pharmacy faculty members are eager to develop new courses and make them known to their US and international colleagues. With each passing year, the Journal receives an increasing number of manuscripts related to new courses or other advances in instructional design and assessment; thus, a section of the Journal is dedicated to those papers.

In this issue, Dr. Therese Poirier and colleagues have updated the IDEAS paper that was first published in 2004. (1) Since the time of the first publication, this paper has been used routinely by AJPE authors, reviewers, and editors as a guide for manuscripts describing new instructional methods. IDEAS stands for Introduction, Design, Evaluation, Assessment and Summary. This paper has set important standards for work in this category, similar to standards in other fields of research. Specifically, new instructional approaches should be based on sound theoretical underpinnings, implemented with a clear set of desired outcomes and instructional objectives, and tested by state of the art methods resulting in data that can be assessed to determine whether outcomes have been achieved. The data resulting from this work then serves as a basis for conclusions about the new instructional approach. General acceptance of new instructional advances should be based on evidence that the new method achieves the intended results, an evidence-based approach to teaching. …

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