Teaching with Patient Care

In the clinical years learners acquire knowledge and skill through direct experience under your supervision.  The following mini-modules illustrate integration of our core values with best teaching practices. They also offer valuable insights and practical tips for teaching.

The four modules cover the interrelated concepts of co-creating goals, doing direct observation and giving feedback, engaging in collaborative questioning to probe clinical reasoning, and reflecting on the experience to offer guidance for self-directed learning. 



We recommend going through them in order, but they can be completed as stand-alone modules as well.


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    Co-Creating Mutual Goals

    This module explores how to create mutual goals and develop an educational alliance with learners.

  • Direct Observation and Feedback in a Clinical Setting

    This module looks at how direct observation and feedback can serve as a guide to help learners improve clinical skills.

  • Probing Clinical Reasoning through Collaborative Questioning

    This module looks at how you can probe clinical reasoning in a way that is collaborative and that helps strengthen the educational alliance between teacher and learner.

  • Reflection and Feedback Conversations

    The previous module on Direct Observation and Feedback in a Clinical Setting dealt with types of conversations which happen in the immediacy of clinical work. This module looks at wider-ranging feedback conversations.