Podcast

Running effective workshops – Common workshop challenges

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This episode focuses on some of the process challenges that were experienced in running workshops and shares ideas for how these can be addressed. It discusses dealing with a mix of skills levels and backgrounds, dominant personalities, offensive opinions, irrelevant questions, and questions that are beyond the ability of the workshop facilitator to answer.

Podcast

#8 Building a career in HPE with Vanessa Burch

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In this wide-ranging conversation, Vanessa and I discuss her 25 years in health professions education and research. We look at the changes that have taken place in the domain over the past 5-10 years and how this has impacted the opportunities available for South African health professions educators in the early stages of their careers.

Podcast

#7 Game based learning with Simone Titus

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In this episode of the SAAHE podcast I speak to Simone Titus about her PhD research project on the use of game-based learning. Simone talks about how this approach can lead to improved student engagement and collaboration, as well as some of the challenges she faced. She also describes how she wrote her final thesis, including the final year in Dublin with a mobility funding grant.

Seminar

The hard task of assessing “soft” skills: Notes from a regional seminar

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On the 12th of September, the Western Cape SAAHE regional committee hosted a half-day seminar on the topic of assessing “soft” skills. We had 40 participants who spent a few hours discussing different approaches to assessing things like professionalism, interpersonal skills and graduate attributes. This post presents the notes taken during the discussion from the […]

Awards

Best publication award 2018

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This award is made for a full-length article or a chapter, published in the five years to 31 Dec of the previous year, with a South African first author. (This will change in 2019 with Zimbabwe joining as a region). This year, for the first time, a joint award was made. Müller, A. (2013). Teaching […]