Social networks and clinical education: presentation at SAAHE

My presentation at the SAAHE conference is a more in-depth look at the same project that I presented at the conference in 2010. The key points I wanted to make were that:

  • Students struggle to develop practice knowledge because it is hidden from them i.e. they can’t “see” our thinking process as we reason our way through clinical issues
  • One way to externalise practice knowledge is by sharing experiences and outcomes as colleagues or peers
  • Social networks facilitate that sharing
  • Reflection needs to be facilitated and structured, otherwise students feel lost
  • Pedagogically sound teaching principles must be integrated no matter what tools you’re using

Here is the presentation that I gave earlier today: