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Episode #009 - Technology, Trust and Assessment

July 28, 2022

We discuss "A Matter of Trust: Online Proctored Exams and the Integration of Technologies of Assessment in Medical Education" by Tim Fawns and Sven Schaepkens. You can download the open access article here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10401334.2022.2048832 

This is the 9th installment of the series on philosophy in medical education of Mario Veen and Anna Cianciolo, which appears in Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal -- it will also appear as a book chapter in our upcoming book Helping a Field See Itself: Envisioning a Philosophy of Medical Education (Springer, forthcoming 2022).

*at around 20 minutes into the podcast, we refer to Nguyen's work on trust, and he uses the example of the climbing rope: https://philpapers.org/rec/NGUTAA 

Tim Fawns (@timbocob) is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education at the University of Edinburgh. He is Deputy Programme Director of the online MSc Clinical Education, Director of the international Edinburgh Summer School in Clinical Education and also run a course in “Postdigital Society” for the Edinburgh Futures Institute. His main academic interests are in teaching, learning and assessment (mostly in healthcare and professional education but often with a strong focus on technology and online and blended modalities). He also researches autobiographical memory in relation to technology and media (mostly photography). Before his current role, he was a learning technologist, and a graphic and web designer before that. He's an Australian who went travelling one day and forgot to go back, married an Edinburgher and now has three kids who think they’re Scottish.
Selected papers include:
- Fawns, T. (2022).  An Entangled Pedagogy: Looking Beyond the Pedagogy—Technology Dichotomy. Postdigital Science and Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-022-00302-7.
- Fawns, T., Aitken, G., Jones, D. (Eds.) (2021). Online Postgraduate Education in a Postdigital World.: Beyond Technology. Cham: Springer.
- Fawns, T. (2019). Postdigital education in design and practice.  Postdigital Science and Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42438-018-0021-8.
Sven Schaepkens (@SvenSchaepkens) is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in the Netherlands. He studies ‘reflection in practice’ in the Dutch GP specialty training since 2019, and holds a double Master’s degree in philosophy and media studies, and has an MA in Education of Philosophy. Before he started his PhD work, he was a teaching fellow at the University of Maastricht, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Selected papers include:
- Schaepkens SPC, Veen M, de la Croix A. Is reflection like soap? a critical narrative umbrella review of approaches to reflection in medical education research. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2022 May;27(2):537-551. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10459-021-10082-7 
- Schaepkens, S.P.C., Coccia, C.Q.H. (2022). In Pursuit of Time: An Inquiry into Kairos and Reflection in Medical Practice and Health Professions Education. In: Brown, M.E.L., Veen, M., Finn, G.M. (eds) Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1512-3_21 
Dr.Komal Atta (@DrKomalA) is currently serving as Director Medical Education , University Medical and Dental College, The University of Faisalabad , Pakistan. Her academic interests include Social Media in medical education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Curriculum Developement , Professional identity formation and faculty deveopment. She has won multiple grants and awards in the field and likes to explore Medical Education as an intersection between philosphy, medicine, art and comics. 
Selected publications include:
- Is it better to “Zoom out” than to fade away? Combating burnout created by online teaching https://harvardmacy.org/index.php/hmi/is-it-better-to-zoom
- Ahmed SA, Hegazy NN, Kumar AP, Abouzeid E, Wasfy NF, Atta K, Wael D, Hamdy H. A guide to best practice in faculty development for health professions schools: a qualitative analysis. BMC medical education. 2022 Dec;22(1):1-6.

- Atta K, Passby L, Edwards S, Baker KA, El-Sbahi H, Kathrecha N, Mitchell B, Najim Z, Orr E, Phillips A, Soltan MA. Developing channel-based online teaching. The clinical teacher. 2022. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/tct.13509 

Mario Veen (@MarioVeen) is Assistant Professor Educational Research at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Mario is action editor for the Philosophy in Medical Education series of the journal Teaching & Learning in Medicine and co-editor of the first two books about philosophy and medical education: Applied Philosophy for Health Professions Education: A Journey Towards Mutual Understanding (Springer, 2022) and Helping a Field See Itself: Envisioning a Philosophy of Medical Education (Taylor & Francis, forthcoming 2022). He hosts the podcasts Let Me Ask You Something, and Life From Plato’s Cave.

If you have any questions about this episode, let me know! https://twitter.com/MarioVeen and https://marioveen.com/ 


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