Faculty Development for Workplace Instructors

  • Marilla D. Svinicki
  • LuAnn Wilkerson
Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 6)


If the ultimate goal of workplace learning is to be successful teaching students who have been placed in the workplace setting to learn, then strategies that will help the instructors learn how to support the students are the goal of faculty development (also called staff development or educational development in different countries and disciplines) and its practitioners. To use the more familiar workplace learning denotation, faculty developers are the trainers who train the trainers. The focus of that training, and this chapter, is the workplace instructor and the goal of that training is to make the workplace instructors more effective when helping students. This chapter will identify evidence-based practices that can help instructors be more effective, while maintaining the integrity of the workplace activities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA

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