Scholarship & Evaluation
The Centre’s curricula, programs, and activities are examples of scholarship and evaluation. The Centre not only contributes to research and scholarship on collaborative healthcare and education practices and evaluation approaches, we also mobilize research from diverse fields (e.g. education, health, psychology) in the design of the IPE curriculum, professional/faculty development, and collaborative practice. Programs aim to be evidence-informed and scholarly. They are continually evaluated for quality improvement using aligned approaches such as developmental evaluation to complement traditional evaluation efforts “to gather relevant, credible, and useful information to make decisions about programs and innovations during times of complexity” (Parker et al, 2021).
Scholar-in-Residence Exchange Program
To enhance collaborative healthcare and education activities through knowledge integration and mobilization, the Centre has partnered with the ExCEL Lab to pilot a new Scholar-in-Residence Exchange Program. The Exchange is between a Centre member and Lab member to support the application of science concepts and approaches to the Centre’s work and embed a collaborative healthcare and education lens in the Lab’s research. This initiative structurally supports bidirectional knowledge mobilization, networking, and community building across disciplines and professions.
Another example of scholarship and evaluation informing all of the Centre’s endeavours is the Student-Led Environments to Deliver Virtual Autism Supports for Wait-times (SLED-VAST).
And finally, Collaborative Advocacy & Partnered Education (CAPE) represents a partnership with The Institute for Education Research (TIER) at UHN, with the explicit purpose of engaging with communities and key members of healthcare teams (e.g. personal support workers), to collaboratively advocate and co-create education toward social change within healthcare.
Parker K, Karim A, Freeman R. Developmental Evaluation: six ways to get a grip on the potential of education scholarship to serve innovation. Can Med Educ J. 2021 Nov 1;12(5):54-58. doi: 10.36834/cmej.71640. PMID: 34804289; PMCID: PMC8603884.