Ew15.1 What Effects Do Competency - Based Curricula And Assessments Have On The Teaching Delivered By Gp Trainers?

Author(s): 
M. Deighan
Curriculum Implementation for General Practice Training, West Midlands Deanery, Birmingham, UK
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Introduction.
The question every GP trainer would love to be able to answer is… “What’s the best way to help a trainee develop the skills to cope with the varied demands of a career in general practice?” The answer traditionally has been linked to the notion of apprenticeship. Given this heritage, it is hardly surprising that the arrival of competency-based models of general practice, whether as curriculum or for assessment, is seen as a significant challenge to an apprenticeship model.
Aim.
To explore the effects of competency-based curricula and assessments on the teaching delivered by GP trainers Proposed discussion Clearly stated learning outcomes allow targeted assessment which may improve patient safety; they may also emancipate the learner, leading to increased autonomy and true ‘adult leaning’, but are there any drawbacks? How does a behaviourist approach to the curriculum affect the training of future GPs? How is it reconciled with a belief that meaning is not simply transmitted from teacher to learner but needs to be constructed in the minds of learners, from their teaching and work experiences?
Conclusion.
This presentation will discuss these issues, with reference to the writing of Vygotsky, Bandura, Biggs, Lave and Wenger. There will also be a discussion of how to research the effects of competency - based curricula on teaching.
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EW15.1 WHAT EFFECTS DO COMPETENCY - BASED CURRICULA AND ASSESSMENTS HAVE ON THE TEACHING DELIVERED BY GP TRAINERS?