AoME Insights

AoME Insights is a new series of webinars, workshops and panel discussions addressing topics of interest to our members and the wider medical and healthcare education community.

Announcing Insights #2: Situated Learning. A reflective model for medical education!

12 May 2022 16.00 (London time)

The Academy is delighted that global experts on reflective practice Beverly Wenger-Trayner, Etienne Wenger-Trayner (, and Professor Tim Dornan (Queen's University Belfast) will be presenting the latest in the Insights series, along with the Academy’s own Professor Andrew Grant (Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, Swansea University) and Julie Browne (Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice, Cardiff University). L-r below. See biographies here

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This live, interactive webinar will discuss

  • Current perspectives on reflective practice in medical and healthcare education
  • The benefits and challenges of introducing reflective practice
  • An introduction to/revision of sociocultural learning theory
  • Communities of Practice (CoP) as a model for reflection on practice. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss applying the lens of CoP, knowledgeability and making a difference to their own communities of practice
  • Trainees’ perspectives on reflection; the effects of compulsory reflection and how to make reflection work!
  • Innovative approaches to reflection and the way forward for reflective practice.

The webinar will be appropriate to educators at all levels and will enable them to use Communites of Practice theory as a basis for interactive, reflective learning wherever they are helping students and trainees to learn through participation. See the programme here 

The event will take place on 12 May 2022 at 16.00 (UK time) via Zoom. BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

Duration: 2 hours; Tickets: £35 each; CPD points will be available.

If you have suggestion for a topic you would like to see covered by AOME Insights, please get in touch. This event planning form will help you to structure a potential event and to ensure events meet the needs of our members by providing defined learning outcomes and meeting our strategic objectives.

Previous Events

The first event in the series  Tackling the imperative: Moving interprofessional education from the periphery to the core took place on 23 November 2021 and was very well attended. The session featured a stellar panel of experts giving their views on how to move the IPE agenda forward and challenge thinking, and gave stakeholders an opportunity to inquire and debate.We would like to thank attendees for their active participation and for the excellent feedback!   For full information and to view slides and an edited recording of the event click here.