To sum up
This module has introduced some of the key principles and ideas around interprofessional education in light of an emerging body of literature. We have also considered some of the challenges for clinical teachers. IPE is an area of teaching and learning that many teachers feel intuitively ‘should work’, but it needs careful planning. If teachers are going to implement IPE in their everyday practice, then it is helpful to keep in mind that effective IPE is good educational practice ‘with a twist’, the twist being the active involvement of two or more groups of professionals in learning ‘from, with and about’ one another.
- Always consider whether a session can be run as an interprofessional session and whether this will add value
- Introduce questioning to stimulate awareness of your learners about how they might learn from or appreciate the role of other professionals
- Plan the session carefully, including level of learner, how groups are mixed and role/characteristics of facilitators, so as to encourage participation from all groups
- Deal with issues as and when they arise, keeping aware of potential for negative stereotyping or exclusion of groups
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