Being a Clinical Educator

Joy Higgs, Lindy McAllister

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    What is it like to be a clinical educator? How do clinical educators experience and describe their continuing journey of becoming a clinical educator? Within the model developed in this research, dimensions of being a clinical educator were identified. These dimensions include(a) having a sense of self (and the impact of bringing self into the clinical educator's role), (b)having a sense of relationship with others (and the place of this ''interactive self'' as a central feature of clinical education), (c) having a sense of being a clinical educator (and how this understanding relates to the previous two dimensions), (d) having a sense of agency (which isvital to the performance of many clinical education roles), (e) seeking dynamic self-congruence,and (e) growth as a clinical educator. This paper presents an overview of the model, discusses its strengths and limitations as a representation of speech pathology clinical educators' experiences,and briefly considers its value for professional development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-200
    Number of pages14
    JournalAdvances in Health Sciences Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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