Professional Learning LO12029

Wendy duncan-Hewitt (
Fri, 17 Jan 1997 07:45:41 -0800 (PST)

Replying to LO11998 --

At 03:52 PM 1/16/97 EST5EDT, you wrote:

Michael Schwartz described some of the innovations in teaching that are
being used in professional curricula -- e.g., problem-based learning,
early exposure to patients, etc. These are indeed helpful. But what's
still missing is a significant role for the average practitioner in the
education of pharmacists, which tends to allow the average practitioner to
get "out of date" without a lot of continuing education. Also, most
Schools of Pharmacy are not rich enough to be able to afford low
student/teacher ratios for courses that require "critical thinking",
communication, etc. So it really becomes impracticable to do the in-depth
work in these areas that one-on-one teaching could provide (i.e., more
substantive apprenticeship). I would like "teaching" to be a part of the
professional curriculum -- and have that as one of the required
professional roles.

Wendy Duncan-Hewitt


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