Structured Portfolio of My Teaching Activities Essay

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Structured Portfolio Assignment
Prepare a structured portfolio relating to your teaching activities over a minimum of a 3 month period.

Introduction

This is a portfolio of the teaching activities I undertake as a Teaching Fellow. I will be reflecting on my activities and discussing the principles that I have tried to use to guide my teaching. I am a clinical teaching fellow in Medicine and I am involved with teaching undergraduate medical students. I am also involved with the examination of medical students at different stages of their study. This takes place in a variety of settings like bedside teaching, tutorials, lectures, mock examinations. I will include evidence of the different aspects of teaching I am involved with.
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They are therefore treated as adult learners who are expected to be self-directed in their approach to learning.
As a teaching fellow, I have had the opportunity to undergo examiner training and have participated as an examiner in different medical student exams. I have also been involved with setting exam questions for the Objective-Structured Clinical Examination for 2nd-year students. This has helped to guide some of the teaching activities I have undertaken so that I can support the medical students on their journey to becoming doctors. Outcome 1
Undertake a self-evaluation of your development as a teacher through a systematic and critical application of established frameworks describing the features of the effective and excellent educator.
One of the frameworks I used to carry out a self-evaluation of my development as a teacher is that of Hesketh et al (2001). It is a comprehensive framework that can be used in a variety of teaching situations and can be used by organisations to help when planning to appoint new staff. It has 12 outcomes under 3 general headings of what the teacher is able to do, the doctors approach to teaching and the doctor as a professional teacher and gives a general guidance to clinical teachers on how to work towards excellence.
Using this framework in carrying out a self-evaluation of my competence as a clinical teacher, (evidence A) I identified Outcome 6(9), “assess learners for admission to the educational programme”
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