4.4 Identify appropriate strategies for challenging learning situations

mod4-dalPreceptors can apply different strategies to facilitate student success in challenging learning situations. For example, they can get support from the education institution.

Support from the Educational Institution

Clinical placements involve partnerships between agencies in the community and educational institutions. When a student experiences difficulty under your supervision, the educational institution shares responsibility in providing support and creating a solution for difficulties that arise [1]. Educational institutions can provide you with:

  • Access to a greater number of resources to help support you and the student
  • Provide parameters around realistic plans and outcomes
  • Insight into individual students
  • Support you in your role as a preceptor

The next four pages will explore different strategies for dealing with challenging learning situations.

[1] Hicks, P. J., Cox, S. M., Espey, E. L., Goepfert, A.R., Bienstock, J. L., Erickson, S. S., Hammond, M. M., Katz, N. T., Krueger, P. M., Neutens, J. J., Peskin, E., & Puscheck, E. E. (2005). To the point: Medical education reviews – Dealing with student difficulties in the clinical setting. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 193(6), 1915–1922. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2005.08.012

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