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Current researchMy PhD project is based on ethnographic studies, in which an inter-professional development project called InBetween, is being followed while focusing particularly on clinical educator’s practices and their handling of future-oriented demands for inter-professionalism.
The project is inspired by educational ethnography and the ethnographic studies facilitate maintaining the PhD project’s practice orientation, the process, its milestones, starting and end positions. The field is observed utilizing multiple methods, alternating between participant observation, informal conversations, interviews, logs and document collections.
Methodically, the project is rooted in the methods of ethnography (Borgnakke, 2013; Hammersley & Atkinson, 2007; Hastrup, 2013; Ambrosius Madsen, 2003).
The research project’s practice orientation is emphasized since the professional practice is studied in the medical field and the actual learning contexts, in which InBetween and the clinical educators participate in. All activities related to the course of study are followed. Project Makers and clinical educators are followed in the development of the study project; detailed planning, implementation and evaluation of four courses of studies. The participants have been followed throughout all contexts and situations related to the course of study.
The assumption is, based on the current development project that clinical educators develop collaborative skills through practical participation in cross-sectoral processes, while the organization simultaneously learns something important about the organization of inter-professional and inter-sectoral cooperation.
The Ph.D. project will provide an empirical analytical overview of these processes and create new knowledge about clinical educators’ inter-professional skills and competence profile, which future developments of the health sector can rely on.