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Webinar – “Sorry you are not a winner. Please try again”

July 14, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is pleased to offer the webinar “Sorry you are not a winner. Please try again” with Claire MacRae, Education Officer, AMEE.


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Summary: Most people who work with medical educators will be familiar with complaints that the role of the teacher is not valued as highly as other roles such as clinician, researcher or manager, and that teachers frequently report feeling that their efforts go unrecognised and unrewarded. A typical first response is to introduce annual ‘teaching awards’ which often have a disappointing impact, despite initially positive feedback.

This webinar builds on a PechaKucha presented at AMEE 2017, and considers why some types of recognition interventions are more successful than others and what factors might be contributing to that success. We will suggest that the least successful types of recognition in the long-term are those which create a competitive culture in which there are few winners and many losers. More successful strategies involve recognising as many contributors as possible; are based on objective measures of effort or skill; and require organisations to expend time and effort to determine what type of recognition is most valued by the people they are trying to recognise.

The aim of the webinar is to open up discussion about: what constitutes ‘recognition’; what we are trying to achieve through recognition schemes; who should be recognised and why; and, perhaps most importantly, how we could get better at recognising teaching.

About AAME Webinars

Webinars offer teachers, trainers, curriculum developers, researchers and anyone with an interest in medical education the chance to join experts and like minded colleagues from around the globe in a live one hour discussion on a key educational topic.

The webinars are delivered using the Zoom platform, allowing full audio and visual communication and interaction between presenter and participants. To take part in a webinar you need a computer with a good internet connection, a headset with microphone (optional) and a webcam (optional).


July 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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