Educating health practitioners: what works?


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Author: Alkema, Anne


This report provides a summary of Ako Aotearoa-funded projects that explore approaches to educating and assessing health practitioners [in New Zealand]. These projects describe what educators and researchers have done to support the learning of health and allied health professionals, and the extent to which these learning initiatives have worked. As an exploration of learning, teaching and assessing across an entire industry, this report's focus is inherently interdisciplinary. Its goals are to identify common educational themes across different parts of the health workforce. This report...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Teaching and learning; Assessment; Quality; Providers of education and training; Industry

Keywords: Professional development; Initial training; Best practice; Pedagogics; Work based learning; On the job training; Off the job training; University; Polytechnic; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: Ako Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence), 2016

Physical description: 28 p.

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ISBN: 9780947516017 (print); 9780947516000 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Report prepared by Anne Alkema, Healthrose Research for Ako Aotearoa

On cover: Highlights from Ako Aotearoa projects

Resource type: Report

Rights: This work is published under the Creative Commons 3.0 New Zealand Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike Licence (BY-NC-SA). Under this licence you are free to copy, distribute, display and perform the work as well as to remix, tweak, and build upon this work noncommercially, as long as you credit the author/s and license your new creations under the identical terms. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 124.1026

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