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This is the hub for the AMEE faculty development community. Sign up for access to faculty-development related discussions, resources, and exclusive access to the AMEE faculty development journal club. Space in our virtual journal club is limited so please reserve your place early using the link provided. Please use the navigation bar on the left to access our journal club discussion forums which provide space for you to discuss the articles before and after the meeting. 

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Announcements

  • Registration now open

    This journal club explores the area of developing a teacher identity in the university and hospital context. Which factors and processes support or hinder developing a teacher identity in this context? How does a teacher identity develop in the context of the norms and values of institutions in which teachers work?

    When? Friday Oct 8th, 2021 from 3 pm until 4 pm UK time (GMT+1)

    Who is presenting? 
    Prof Diana Dolmans & Prof Lia Fluit

    Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development

    Register for the event here


  • We're very excited about the forthcoming Faculty Development conference which is planned as a 15-hour event starting at 00:00 on August 28th (UK time) and running up to the opening event of the main AMEE conference. We hope to see many of you there but if you can't attend you can still follow us on Twitter (@ameefacdev) and look out for the #FacDev2021 hashtag. If you are attending the conference we’ve set up a discussion forum where you can share your insights – you can respond to one of the existing threads or start a new discussion. Don't forget you can use the 'subscribe' button to get email updates when there is a new post to a discussion of interest to you.

    In other news, the recording of the 2nd journal club meeting is now available. The 3rd journal club meeting, scheduled for October 8th at 3pm (UK time), poses the question “How can we support developing a teacher identity?” and is now open for registration.

    Finally, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a special faculty-development themed issue of Medical Teacher which highlights current innovations, new research agendas, and important topics in faculty development. Individual and student AMEE members can access Medical Teacher online free of charge.


  • It is with great pleasure that we wish to announce our 2nd Online FACDEV Journal Club to be hosted on 30 June 2021 at 09:00 – 10:00 GMT.
    After our successful launch event in March, which was facilitated by colleagues from the US, we now welcome Ardi Findyartini and Annette Burgess from the Asia-Pacific region. Ardi and Annette will present papers based on their own work in the field of faculty development.
    Book your place now or join the discussion here.

    If you missed the first journal club, why not view the recording and join the online discussion?


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    FACDEV journal club
    By
    Claire MacRae
    on
    February 5, 2021
    The AMEE Faculty Development Committee would like to invite you to attend their first online FACDEV journal club.
    Reserve your place here.

    When?  March 26th, 2021 from 2pm until 3pm GMT

    Who is presenting?  Prof David Irby (host); Prof Pat O’Sullivan (moderator)

    Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development

    Theme: We will explore the area of competencies of university teachers, medical school teachers and faculty developers. Do these competency frameworks overlap? How can these guide our work as faculty developers and educational researchers?

    Articles:  We have selected two open source articles for you to read prior to the event:

    1.      Baker L, Leslie K, Panisko D, Walsh A, Wong A, Stubbs B, Mylopoulos M. Exploring faculty developers' experiences to inform our understanding of competence in faculty development. Acad Med. 2018;93:265-273. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5794230/pdf/acm-93-265.pdf
    2.      van Dijk, E.E., van Tartwijk, J., van der Schaaf, M.F., Kluijtmans, M., What makes an expert university teacher? A systematic review and synthesis of frameworks for teacher expertise in higher education, Educational Research Review (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2020.100365  

    How to sign up:  Reserve your place here. Registration opens March 8th and closes March 24th.

    Further enquiries: AMEE FACDEV Journal Club Coordinators: Haruko Akatsu & Susan van Schalkwyk
     
    Don't miss out, reserve your place now!


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Introductions
By
Megan Anakin
on
October 15, 2021
Kia ora FACDEV community members,
I am an academic in the Education Unit at the Otago Medical School, University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand. My research interest focuses on examining the experiences, influences, and impacts on students and teachers when learning/teaching decision-making about providing patient care in a range of contexts including simulation and interprofessional education; and how this knowledge can be used to inform curriculum and faculty development in health professions education. I am particularly interested in exploring how Cultural Historical and Activity Theory can be used inform health professions education research. In 2022, I will be starting a project with colleagues in the UK (Caitrona Dennis and Nancy Davies) and Australia (Calvin Smith) about how and why (and why not) clinical educators engage with faculty development. We would be keen to hear from faculty development researchers in other locations about their experiences and if they might like to join our project.

Registration now open

This journal club explores the area of developing a teacher identity in the university and hospital context. Which factors and processes support or hinder developing a teacher identity in this context? How does a teacher identity develop in the context of the norms and values of institutions in which teachers work?

When? Friday Oct 8th, 2021 from 3 pm until 4 pm UK time (GMT+1)

Who is presenting? 
Prof Diana Dolmans & Prof Lia Fluit

Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development

Register for the event here


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Technical problems?
By
Claire MacRae
on
August 27, 2021
Tell us if you experience any technical issues with the platform.

We're very excited about the forthcoming Faculty Development conference which is planned as a 15-hour event starting at 00:00 on August 28th (UK time) and running up to the opening event of the main AMEE conference. We hope to see many of you there but if you can't attend you can still follow us on Twitter (@ameefacdev) and look out for the #FacDev2021 hashtag. If you are attending the conference we’ve set up a discussion forum where you can share your insights – you can respond to one of the existing threads or start a new discussion. Don't forget you can use the 'subscribe' button to get email updates when there is a new post to a discussion of interest to you.

In other news, the recording of the 2nd journal club meeting is now available. The 3rd journal club meeting, scheduled for October 8th at 3pm (UK time), poses the question “How can we support developing a teacher identity?” and is now open for registration.

Finally, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a special faculty-development themed issue of Medical Teacher which highlights current innovations, new research agendas, and important topics in faculty development. Individual and student AMEE members can access Medical Teacher online free of charge.


The conference hasn’t yet started and one of the things I’m most looking forward to is connecting and ‘seeing’ with everyone 

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Practice points
By
Claire MacRae
on
August 26, 2021
What did you learn from the conference that will change how you practice?

It is with great pleasure that we wish to announce our 2nd Online FACDEV Journal Club to be hosted on 30 June 2021 at 09:00 – 10:00 GMT.
After our successful launch event in March, which was facilitated by colleagues from the US, we now welcome Ardi Findyartini and Annette Burgess from the Asia-Pacific region. Ardi and Annette will present papers based on their own work in the field of faculty development.
Book your place now or join the discussion here.

If you missed the first journal club, why not view the recording and join the online discussion?


In this journal club, we look at how local culture influences faculty development programs and how faculty development programs can influence institutional culture.
The first paper explores the current status of faculty development in medical education in the Asia-Pacific region in particular. It highlights how faculty development programs in this region have largely focused on teaching skills, and considers this approach in light of institutional and socio-cultural influences. The second paper underscores the need to shift faculty development towards long-term continuous programs rather than short term interventions. The longitudinal faculty development program involves preparation, practice and development of teaching skills and emphasizes the role of institutional support, attention to the development of early career teachers, and the creation of a community of practice in sustaining innovations and excellence in teaching.  

  1. Samarasekera, D., Lee, S.S., Findyartini, A., Mustika, R., Nishigori, H., Kimura, S., & Lee, Y.M. Faculty development in medical education: An environmental scan in countries within Asia pacific region. KJME. 2020. 32(2):119-130. https://doi.org/10.3946/kjme.2020.160 
  2. Burgess, A., Matar, E., Neuen, B., & Fox, G.J. A longitudinal faculty development program: supporting a culture of teaching. BMC Medical Education. 2019. 19:40. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1832-3 
Please read the suggested articles and use this thread for your comments and questions. If you missed the live event, you can catch up here:


Question for discussion: 
What research questions did the articles trigger for you?

This journal club explores the area of competencies of university teachers, medical school teachers and faculty developers. Do these competency frameworks overlap? How can these guide our work as faculty developers and educational researchers?

  1. Baker L, Leslie K, Panisko D, Walsh A, Wong A, Stubbs B, Mylopoulos M. Exploring faculty developers' experiences to inform our understanding of competence in faculty development. Acad Med. 2018;93:265-273. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5794230/pdf/acm-93-265.pdf
  2. van Dijk, E.E., van Tartwijk, J., van der Schaaf, M.F., Kluijtmans, M., What makes an expert university teacher? A systematic review and synthesis of frameworks for teacher expertise in higher education, Educational Research Review (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2020.100365  

Please read the suggested articles and use this thread for your comments and questions.

If you missed the event, you can watch the recording here: 


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FACDEV journal club
By
Claire MacRae
on
February 5, 2021
The AMEE Faculty Development Committee would like to invite you to attend their first online FACDEV journal club.
Reserve your place here.

When?  March 26th, 2021 from 2pm until 3pm GMT

Who is presenting?  Prof David Irby (host); Prof Pat O’Sullivan (moderator)

Who should attend? Anyone with a passion for and/or interest in Faculty Development

Theme: We will explore the area of competencies of university teachers, medical school teachers and faculty developers. Do these competency frameworks overlap? How can these guide our work as faculty developers and educational researchers?

Articles:  We have selected two open source articles for you to read prior to the event:

1.      Baker L, Leslie K, Panisko D, Walsh A, Wong A, Stubbs B, Mylopoulos M. Exploring faculty developers' experiences to inform our understanding of competence in faculty development. Acad Med. 2018;93:265-273. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5794230/pdf/acm-93-265.pdf
2.      van Dijk, E.E., van Tartwijk, J., van der Schaaf, M.F., Kluijtmans, M., What makes an expert university teacher? A systematic review and synthesis of frameworks for teacher expertise in higher education, Educational Research Review (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2020.100365  

How to sign up:  Reserve your place here. Registration opens March 8th and closes March 24th.

Further enquiries: AMEE FACDEV Journal Club Coordinators: Haruko Akatsu & Susan van Schalkwyk
 
Don't miss out, reserve your place now!