Theoretical insights into interprofessional education

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Authors: Hean, S., Craddock, D. and Hammick, M.

Publisher: AMEE

Place of Publication: Dundee, Scotland

ISBN: 978-1908438072

In this guide we support the need for theory in the practice of interprofessional education and highlight a range of theories that can be applied to interprofessional education. We o discuss specifically the application of theories that support the social dimensions of interprofessional learning and teaching, choosing by way of illustration the theory of social capital, adult learning theory and a sociological perspective of interprofessional education. We introduce some of the key ideas behind each theory and then apply these to a case study about the development and delivery of interprofessional education for pre-registration health care sciences students. The outcome of this activity is first a model with which to manage the numerous theories potentially available to the interprofessional educator. In this model, context is central and a range of dimensions are presented for the reader to decide which, when, why and how to use a theory. We also present some practical guidelines of how theories may be translated into tangible curriculum opportunities. Using social capital theory, we show how theory can be used to defend and present the benefits of learning in an interprofessional group. We also show how this theory can guide thinking as to how these learning networks could best be constructed to achieve these benefits. Using adult learning theories, we explore the rationale and importance of problem solving, facilitation and scaffolding in the design of interprofessional curricula. Finally from a sociological perspective, exploring Bernstein’s concepts of regions and terrains, we explore concepts of socialisation as a means of understanding the resistance to interprofessional education sometimes experienced by curriculum developers. We advocate for new or parallel ways of viewing professional knowledge and the development of an interprofessional terrain that encompasses (and is contributed to by) all professionals and is centred on the needs of the patient.

Through practical application of theories we hope the reader will be able to reflect and inform their current habitual practices and develop new and innovative ways of perceiving and developing their interprofessional education.

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Authors: Hean, S., Craddock, D. and Hammick, M.

Volume: 34

Pages: 158-160

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2012.643263

This article argues for the need for theory in the practice of interprofessional education. It highlights the range of theories available to interprofessional educators and promotes the practical application of these to interprofessional learning and teaching. It summarises the AMEE Guides in Medical Education publication entitled Theoretical Insights into Interprofessional Education: AMEE Guide No. 62, where the practical application of three theories, social capital, social constructivism and a sociological perspective of interprofessional education are discussed in-depth through the lens of a case study. The key conclusions of these discussions are presented in this article.

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Authors: Hean, S., Craddock, D. and Hammick, M.

Volume: 34

Pages: 158-160

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2012.643263

This article argues for the need for theory in the practice of interprofessional education. It highlights the range of theories available to interprofessional educators and promotes the practical application of these to interprofessional learning and teaching. It summarises the AMEE Guides in Medical Education publication entitled Theoretical Insights into Interprofessional Education: AMEE Guide No. 62, where the practical application of three theories, social capital, social constructivism and a sociological perspective of interprofessional education are discussed in-depth through the lens of a case study. The key conclusions of these discussions are presented in this article. © 2012 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.

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Authors: Hean, S., Craddock, D. and Hammick, M.

Volume: 34

Pages: 158-160

DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2012.643263

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Authors: Hean, S., Craddock, D. and Hammick, M.

Volume: 34

Pages: 158-160

This article argues for the need for theory in the practice of interprofessional education. It highlights the range of theories available to interprofessional educators and promotes the practical application of these to interprofessional learning and teaching. It summarises the AMEE Guides in Medical Education publication entitled Theoretical Insights into Interprofessional Education: AMEE Guide No. 62, where the practical application of three theories, social capital, social constructivism and a sociological perspective of interprofessional education are discussed in-depth through the lens of a case study. The key conclusions of these discussions are presented in this article.

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