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Didactic skills for medical students in the free choice housemanship

TLC voucher project
Duration
2023 until 2024
Project member(s)
Mike Keizer , Jolanda Schieving
Project type
Research

Motivation

The Faculty of Medicine offers students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of teaching through an elective internship. Although the elective internship is a nice introduction to the role of a teacher, participating students experience that they are insufficiently prepared for teaching. In order to better equip students, it is important to teach didactic skills. How can a new learning trajectory 'educational didactics' offer students tools in this regard? 

Hypothesis

By giving students the opportunity to delve deeper into teaching, they can already gain experience in teaching during their studies. These experiences will result in more enthusiastic students and (hopefully) in continued engagement in education. 

Desired solution 

The purpose of this innovation voucher is to add the learning trajectory 'educational didactics' to the existing elective internship 'Education'. This learning trajectory will include a didactic program for a period of four weeks, in which one day each week will be devoted to various themes such as didactics and assessment. The aim is to provide students with practical, didactic and educational knowledge and skills. An important aspect of the learning trajectory is the emphasis on intervision, which allows students to learn with and from each other. 

Plan of action

Jolanda and Mike start by developing the curriculum, drawing up the lesson plan and educational materials. After informing medical students about the new curriculum, the learning trajectory 'educational didactics' will actually be implemented. At the end, students and teachers evaluate the learning pathway together and adjust it based on the feedback received. 

Funding

This project is funded by a TLC voucher from the Radboud Teaching and Learning Centre. This voucher programme aims to set up projects in the field of educational innovation, lecturer development and educational research.

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