Title Continuing educational development and harmonisation of expert teachers in General Practice/Family Medicine in Europe through a systematic process of quality improvement
Project Number 2013-1-PL1-LEO05-37537
Product Template for use in the appraisal of portfolios of teaching expertise
Title Template for use in the appraisal of portfolios of teaching expertise
Product Type evaluation methods
Marketing Text The Template constitutes the first international consensus on European Family Medicine/General Practice teacher competencies appraisal process. Its aim is to ensure that decisions made in the appraisal of teacher expertise process are reliable, valid and can be applied in an European context.
The Template provides an appraisal structure at the two levels: ‘Competent’ and ‘Expert’ teacher. For both levels the template provides the description of what competencies are required from teacher in all 13 domains of the teaching expertise. For each domain the number and types of evidence confirming achieving the competence is described.
The Template is based on the domains of Family Medicine/General Practice teacher competence described in the “Framework for Continuing Educational Development of Trainers in General Practice/Family Medicine in Europe” Document (product of the previous Leonardo da Vinci project no. 2010-1-PL1-LEO05-11460 – to be accessed at: http://www.klrwp.pl/cedingp/files/framework/Framework_ENG.pdf)
The main aim of the Template is to ensure that decisions used in appraisal of teacher expertise are reliable and valid and can be applied in a European context.
The Template constituted the basis for the electronic portfolio of evidence of teaching performance development
• Family Medicine/General Practice teachers (both practice based and academic teachers).
• Family Medicine/General Practice doctors (who in future might become teachers)
• Family Medicine/General Practice educational experts
• Health policy decision makers (e.g. president and members of the FM/GP associations)
• Medical academies/universities representatives
• Medical education experts
• Health services providers representatives
The specific objectives of the Template is to provide structure and standardize the appraisal process which can be used in the appraisal of levels of expertise achieved by GP teachers in Europe. It provides a paneuropean standard (accepted by leading Family Medicine experts from different European countries) on the following issues:
- Number of areas and domains of the FM/GP teacher competencies (13 domains within 3 broader categories/areas: Learning environment, Provision of education, Educational process)
- Level of competencies to be required by the teacher assessed as ‘Competent’ and ‘Expert’ (specific competencies in each of 13 predefined domains)
- Type and number of evidence to be used while assessing the FM/GP teacher competencies level
Area of application Family Medicine/General Practice teachers competencies appraisal process
Product Languages English