Clinical problem-based medical education: A social identity perspective on learning

Bidragets oversatte titel: Klinisk problembaseret lægeuddannelse: Et socialt identitetsperspektiv på læring

Nicolaj Johansson*, Susanne Nøhr, Tine Lass Klitgaard, Diana Stentoft, Henrik Vardinghus-Nielsen


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Medical education programs are responsible for educating medical students to meet the demands of a complex and fast-changing healthcare system, that requires competent, reflective, robust, and engaged students who can collaborate in interdisciplinary settings. In this article, we examine and discuss how social identities affect medical students’ learning approaches regarding how, what, and why they learn in clinical problem-based medical education. We conducted an ethnographic study at Aalborg University Hospital, involving 7 medical students for 240 hours of participant observation and 8 hours of semi-structured interviews. During the analysis, we found that medical students’ social identities as well as the clinical problem-based practice were strongly associated with how, what, and why they learn. We highlight that there is a very fine balance to be found between the assumed and assigned social identities in clinical problem-based medical education if a learning outcome of high quality is to be ensured.
Bidragets oversatte titelKlinisk problembaseret lægeuddannelse: Et socialt identitetsperspektiv på læring
TidsskriftDansk Universitetspædagogisk Tidsskrift
Udgave nummer33
Sider (fra-til)79-96
Antal sider17
StatusUdgivet - 31 okt. 2022