Managing the tension: From innovation to application in health professions education

Ara Tekian, Ronald M. Harden, David A. Cook, Yvonne Steinert, Daniel Hunt, John Norcini

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Abstract

Innovations in education are essential for solving problems and introducing new ways of thinking. However, implementation of these innovations must take several factors into consideration, including the context, the environment, the stakeholders, the technology needed, the cost, the pace of implementation, appropriateness, and available resources. When these factors are not balanced and considered, tensions arise. This paper describes tensions in five major educational domains, namely curriculum, instruction, assessment, accreditation/regulation, and faculty development. For each of these domains, the typical problems are described, and solutions are presented to manage the tension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-339
Number of pages7
JournalMedical teacher
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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