oa African Journal of Health Professions Education - South African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Distinguished Educator for 2012 - keynote address to SAAHE - Ensuring effective practice: Understanding who our students are : forum



This presentation uses a literature review to examine the context of the conference theme - 'From practise to practice'. It interrogates who our current cohort of students are and what this means for how they should be taught. The presentation is premised on the assumption that quality teaching and learning has the potential to develop skilled and competent health practitioners. Further, it assumes that effective learning depends on the appropriateness of the teaching, and that appropriate teaching is impossible without an understanding of who the learners are. To this end, the presentation commences with an examination of the current cohort of students - those who entered health sciences programmes in 2012. Thereafter, discussion turns to appropriate teaching strategies for these students.


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