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 […]

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#5 – A critical pedagogy for online learning, with Michael Rowe

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In order to graduate physiotherapy students who are able to thrive in increasingly complex health systems, professional educators must move away from instrumental, positivist ideologies that disempower both students and lecturers. While the potential for pedagogical transformation via the integration of digital technology is significant, we must be critical of the idea that technology is neutral and be aware that our choices concerning tools and platforms have important implications for practice.

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#4 – Case based learning, with Corne Postma

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In this episode I speak to Corné Postma from the University of Pretoria. We discuss his PhD research where he looked at the use of case-based learning to develop clinical reasoning in undergraduate Dentistry students. Corné used both quantitative and qualitative data to determine that students’ clinical reasoning ability improved after using a case-based approach to learning.

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#3 – Standard setting, with Scarpa Schoeman

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In this episode of the SAAHE podcast I speak to Prof. Scarpa Schoeman, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Wits Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, where he leads and directs the Graduate Entry Medical Programme. Scarpa and I talk about the (almost) universal pass mark (cut score) of 50% and the problems with this as a standard. We also discuss possible alternatives to standard setting that take into account the validity and reliability of the assessment scores, as well the difficulty of the test.

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#1: Patient-centredness, with Elize Archer

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http://media.blubrry.com/physioinbeta/p/saahe.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Archer-Patient-centredness-complete.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWelcome to a new SAAHE initiative where we have conversations with people doing interesting work in health professions education. In this conversation, I talk to Elize Archer, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Stellenbosch. Elize conducted her research on […]

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New SAAHE President: Prof. Francois Cilliers

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We would like to congratulate Prof. Francois Cilliers on his new position as the incoming President of SAAHE and Chair of the National Executive and Council. Francois has been a member of SAAHE from the very earliest days of the organisation, when it was little more than an informal group of like-minded colleagues in the […]