Academic journal article The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Teaching and Learning in Clinical Settings

Academic journal article The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Teaching and Learning in Clinical Settings

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Teaching and Learning in Clinical Settings By Richard Hays. Published by Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford, 2006. Paperback £24.95 158 pp. ISBN 1-85775-751-3

When I first saw the title of this book, my immediate reaction was - Oh, no! Not another primer of tips for the classroom practitioner. However, very soon I was pleasantly surprised. In fact I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, which is skilfully written by an experienced and thoughtful medical educationalist. It focuses well on the key features of teaching and learning and lays down a clear agenda for improving the educational experiences of medical students.

While considerable advances have taken place in improving teaching and learning in schools, there is still a considerable gap to be found in practice in higher education. All too often teaching is subordinate to research or clinical duties, and offers either didactic presentations or activities based upon the master and apprentice model. This book offers a way forward by rightly concentrating on students' learning. Advice is provided on ensuring that this is well supported by those with teaching responsibilities - both through the delivery routes and in the assessment and evaluation of the teaching and learning process.

There is still a tendency for the assumption to be made that highly motivated and intelligent students require very little in the way of planned teaching they are seen as merely needing guidance and a disciplined approach. …

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