Exploring the experience of postgraduate students in their transition from a health science to an educational scholarship in an African university setting

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Liezl Smit Rhoda Meyer Ilse Crafford Dianne Parris

Abstract

Calls have emerged to improve the medical education process through scholarly teaching and education research. Little is known about the development as health professions educators of students enrolled in postgraduate Master’s-level programmes in an African context. This study explored the first-year experiences of students enrolled in the MPhil in Health Professions Education (HPE) at the University of Stellenbosch. The study confirms that Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (SOTL) for postgraduate students entering the health profession education paradigm from a health science background is challenging and provides pointers to advance SOTL in the South.


 


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SMIT, Liezl; MEYER, Rhoda; CRAFFORD, Ilse; PARRIS, Dianne. Exploring the experience of postgraduate students in their transition from a health science to an educational scholarship in an African university setting. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 78-90, sep. 2017. Available at: <http://sotl-south-journal.net/?journal=sotls&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=14>. Date accessed: 12 sep. 2017.