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British Education Index [] a source of articles on all aspects of Higher Education studies

BMJ articles: ABC of learning and teaching in medicine, including

Kaufman D M (2003) "ABC of learning and teaching in medicine. Applying educational theory in practice", BMJ, 2003;326:213-216, and view the rapid responses to the article.

McKimm,J.  Jollie, C. & Cantillon, P. 2003. ABC of learning and teaching Web based learning. BMJ.Apr 2003; 326: 870 - 873,

Wood D F (2003) "ABC of learning and teaching in medicine, Problem based learning", BMJ 2003;326:328-330 (8 February),

Communities of Practice, this is one piece from a wealth of reflections found on InfEd (the encyclopaedia of informal education). Contents for this piece on communities of practice includes legitimate peripheral participation and situated learning, learning organizations and learning communities:, Last Accessed 20 Apr 13

Forsetlund L, Bjørndal A, Rashidian A, Jamtvedt G, O'Brien MA, Wolf F, Davis D, Odgaard-Jensen J, Oxman AD. Continuing education meetings and workshops: effects on professional practice and health care outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003030. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003030.pub2

Greening T. Scaffolding for Success in Problem-Based Learning. Medical Education online / serial online/ 1998; 3,4. Available from

Clare Morris Blog, Medical Education Matters (Revisiting, re-thinking and reviving medical education), click on latest blog here:, Last Accessed 20 Apr 13

Prideauxa D (2007) Curriculum development in medical education: From acronyms to dynamism, Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 23, Issue 3, April 2007, Pages 294-302, available via the Library's e-Journals

The Higher Education Academy supports a large network of learning and teaching practitioners involved in medicine and dentistry throughout the UK. We provide funding, events, resources and a large number of opportunities to network with learning and teaching practitioners from a variety of institutions and roles:

The International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ISSN 1812-9129) provides a forum for higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students who are interested in improving post-secondary instruction:

Clare Morris Blog, Medical Education Matters (Revisiting, re-thinking and reviving medical education), click on latest blog here:, Last Accessed 20 Apr 13 Theories and Models of Learning for Educational Research and Practice, this includes John Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivational Design, thanks to Marguerite for this link

Theory Into Practice (TIP) [] - Explorations in Learning & Instruction: the Theory Into Practice (TIP) Database - the aim of TIP is to make learning and instructional theory more accessible to educators. The database contains brief summarizes of 50 major theories of learning and instruction. These theories can also be accessed by learning domains and concepts.