Education Research Community

An Interdisciplinary Mix of Aspiring Education Researchers

The Education Research Community (ERC) is an interdisciplinary mix of aspiring education researchers made up of administrators, educators, and clinical teachers from varied roles, professions, and experience levels with research.

Education Research Community

The CFD Team for Research and Evaluation in Education hosts an Education Research Community (ERC) based at the Li Ki Shing Knowledge Institute. No registration is required. Everyone is welcome!

What is the ERC?

The Education Research Community (ERC) is an interdisciplinary mix of aspiring education researchers made up of administrators, educators, and clinical teachers from varied roles, professions, and experience levels with research.

There are 3 formats for the sessions:

  1. Invited Talks (a presentation from an invited guest)
  2. Open Sessions (ERC members bring their own work and get feedback from the group, e.g. abstract or presentation for conference)
  3. Journal club (a facilitated discussion about relevant articles in the health professions education literature)

In addition, ERC hosts an annual colloquium (see below for details)

When is the ERC?

ERC typically meets every other Monday from 12-1pm in Li Ka Shing Room 573 (with some exceptions, noted with an asterisk on the schedule). Members can pick and choose which sessions are of interest to them. It is a friendly, informal environment and members are welcome to bring their lunches.

Where: Room 573, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
When: Every other Monday from 12-1pm
Schedule: ERC Flexible Schedule

ERC ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM

Title: Being, Becoming, and Belonging – Research Into a Mindful Aprroach to Health Professions Education
Speaker: Elizabeth Anne Kinsella, PhD
Where: Auditorium, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
When: Tuesday, February 4 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Mindfulness practices offer approaches to reflection that have been argued to contribute to a variety of positive outcomes for those in the caring professions. This session will highlight recent literature on the topic, lessons learned through the design and implementation of a mindfulness course in a university health professions’ curriculum, and outcomes from a study into students’ written reflections on learning about mindfulness. The study findings highlight how mindfulness was described as contributing to: ‘Being’ while doing; ‘Becoming’ through personal transformation; ‘Belonging’ through cultivation of compassion in a mindful community; as well as experiences related to struggle and self-criticism. This session will also consider mindfulness as a form of reflection that comes into conversation with other types such as critical reflection and reflexivity, highlighting how a focus on mindfulness may enhance capabilities to respond to broader social and systemic issues.

Elizabeth Anne Kinsella’s interdisciplinary scholarship uses empirical and philosophical inquiry to advance conceptions of professional knowledge, and education and practice methodologies currently used in Health and Social Care. Her research increases awareness of the impact that an understanding of Reflective Practice, and its epistemological foundations, can have on health and social care workers’ outcomes.Elizabeth Anne directs the Epistemologies of Practice Lab, and is Field leader of Health Professional Education, in the Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program, at Western University. She is a researcher with the Centre for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and with the Centre for Research on Health Equity & Social Inclusion (CRHESI), at Western.

Note: All participants must register prior to the start time.

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Contact

Please contact Lindsay.baker@unityhealth.to for more information or to be added to the mailing list.