© 2002

International Handbook of Research in Medical Education

  • Geoff R. Norman
  • Cees P. M. van der Vleuten
  • David I. Newble
  • Diana H. J. M. Dolmans
  • Karen V. Mann
  • Arthur Rothman
  • Lynn Curry

Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Part 1

    1. Research Traditions

      1. Geoff Norman
        Pages 1-3
      2. Glenn Regehr
        Pages 5-44
      3. Ilene B. Harris
        Pages 45-95
      4. Judy A. Shea, Gregory S. Fortna
        Pages 97-126
      5. Christel A. Woodward
        Pages 127-155
    2. Learning

      1. Diana Dolmans
        Pages 159-161
      2. Eugène J. F. M. Custers, Henny P. A. Boshuizen
        Pages 163-203
      3. Larry D. Gruppen, Alice Z. Frohna
        Pages 205-230
      4. Arthur S. Elstein, Alan Schwartz, Mathieu R. Nendaz
        Pages 231-261
      5. Geoff Norman
        Pages 277-298
    3. The Educational Continuum

      1. Karen Mann
        Pages 301-302
      2. William C. McGaghie
        Pages 303-335
      3. Parker A. Small Jr., Emanuel Suter
        Pages 337-363
      4. James O. Woolliscroft
        Pages 365-380
      5. Hans Asbjørn Holm
        Pages 381-413
      6. Karen V. Mann
        Pages 415-457
    4. Instructional Strategies

      1. Arthur Rothman
        Pages 461-462
      2. Richard G. Tiberius, Joanne Sinai, Edred A. Flak
        Pages 463-497

About this book


GEOFF NORMAN McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada CEES VAN DER VLEUTEN University of Maastricht, Netherlands DA VID NEWBLE University of Sheffield, England The International Handbook of Research in Medical Education is a review of current research findings and contemporary issues in health sciences education. The orientation is toward research evidence as a basis for informing policy and practice in education. Although most of the research findings have accrued from the study of medical education, the handbook will be useful to teachers and researchers in all health professions and others concerned with professional education. The handbook comprises 33 chapters organized into six sections: Research Traditions, Learning, The Educational Continuum, Instructional Strategies, Assessment, and Implementing the Curriculum. The research orientation of the handbook will make the book an invaluable resource to researchers and scholars, and should help practitioners to identify research to place their educational decisions on a sound empirical footing. THE FIELD OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL EDUCAnON The discipline of medical education began in North America more than thirty years ago with the founding of the first office in medical education at Buffalo, New York, by George Miller in the early 1960s. Soon after, large offices were established in medical schools in Chicago (University of Illinois), Los Angeles (University of Southern California) and Lansing (Michigan State University). All these first generation offices mounted master's level programs in medical education, and many of their graduates went on to found offices at other schools.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Geoff R. Norman
    • 1
  • Cees P. M. van der Vleuten
    • 2
  • David I. Newble
    • 3
  • Diana H. J. M. Dolmans
    • 2
  • Karen V. Mann
    • 4
  • Arthur Rothman
    • 5
  • Lynn Curry
    • 6
  1. 1.McMaster UniversityCanada
  2. 2.University of MaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of SheffieldUK
  4. 4.Dalhousie UniversityCanada
  5. 5.University of TorontoCanada
  6. 6.CurryCorpCanada

About the editors

David Newble is Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Education at the University of Sheffield, UK, and was previously Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title International Handbook of Research in Medical Education
  • Editors Geoffrey R. Norman
    Cees P.M. van der Vleuten
    D.I. Newble
  • Series Title Springer International Handbooks of Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0466-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3904-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-0462-6
  • Series ISSN 2197-1951
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-196X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 1106
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Education
    Education, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:
"[...] the text is well written, clear and concise throughout. It is likely that this will remain one of the most important reference texts for many years to come and will find a comfortable place on the bookshelf of any medical educator."
(Dr J.L. Burton in ACP News, Autumn 2003)
"This book is an excellent resource, lacking in no respect. Curriculum reform, management, and implementation, topics most medical teachers are involved in, covered in Section six, comes as the icing on the cake. In order for every medical teacher/educator to be able to see the "big picture", this final section is a must read."
(Croatian Medical Journal, 45:2, 2004)