Dr. Simon Albon
Completing the cycle: Dissemination of educational research as a Threshold Concept in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (feel free to bring a bagged lunch)
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- IRC 305
- PHRM 3321
- MSB 107
- RJH CA 120
- KGH CAC 237
- NHSC 9-374
- Surrey Central City (Manning Room 4109)
- Movi E, ID 30215
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This presentation will share the results of a recent UBC study examining faculty experiences of being/becoming pharmacy education scholars and impediments to their growth. Meyer and Land’s Threshold Concepts (TC) framework was used to inquire into the ways pharmacy educators think about educational scholarship and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) where TCs are concepts that both transform understandings of a scholarly field and impede growth of scholars in the area. Using phenomenological inquiry, an interpretive, empirical study was designed yielding two primary results: 1) existence of “two solitudes” amongst pharmacy educators, and; 2) identification of one critical TC. The knowledge gained from this study as well as its implications for faculty development will be explored.
Dr. Simon Albon is a Professor of Teaching and Director of the Office of Educational Support and Development (OESD) in the UBC, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His academic background includes baccalaureate and master of science degrees in chemistry and a PhD in curriculum studies. He teaches medicinal chemistry in the Faculty’s new entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy program and leads an eightmember OESD team in the areas of faculty development, program evaluation, programmatic assessment and educational scholarship. His research interests are focused on examining the scientific foundations of contemporary pharmacy education and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Currently, Dr. Albon is exploring the “teaching-scholarly teaching-SoTL-SoTL leadership” continuum with pharmacy educators to attempt to build educational scholarship and SoTL as a legitimate scholarly discipline in pharmaceutical sciences at UBC and beyond. Dr. Albon is an award-winning teacher, has published and presented his work extensively in local, national and international contexts, and is a proud member of UBC’s Quarter Century Club.
The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits. This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 1.5 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.