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Seminar: Social Learning Theory and Healthcare Education

We are pleased to be able to invite you to the autumn RLCP seminar led by Etienne Wenger, entitled Social learning theory and healthcare education.

A workshop format will be used to explore the implications of social learning theory for the education of healthcare professionals. Traditionally learning has been viewed as a process of acquiring a body of knowledge through the transmission of a curriculum. Yet both research and experience suggest that learning is a much broader phenomenon—an inherent part of life and a deeply social process. From this perspective, learning is not merely the acquisition of a body of knowledge, but a journey of the self. After a review of the key concepts in social learning theory we will engage in an interactive investigation of its relevance to the learning and teaching challenges faced by participants.

The seminar is sponsored by Higher Education Academy and is part of the IOE’s Contemporary Issues in Clinical Education module. It will be held on 22nd November 2012 in Clarke Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL from 5.30 to 8.30 pm.  Refreshments will be provided.

Viv Cook, Caroline Daly and Mark Newman will also launch their new book during this event: Work-based Learning in Clinical Settings: Insights from socio-cultural perspectives (see attached flyer)

For further information email: c.okeeffe@ioe.ac.uk