Faculty Development: Core Concepts and Principles

  • Yvonne Steinert
Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 11)


This book is intended to inform health professionals, including clinical teachers, educational leaders, policy makers, and faculty developers, about the scope and practice of faculty development. It is also designed to review the relevant literature in the field, describe current best practices, and outline future directions. This introductory chapter will address what we mean by ‘faculty development’, common goals and definitions, the rationale for faculty development, and the context in which it occurs. We will also describe the scope of faculty development, common approaches, and practical applications that respond to educational and health care priorities, and the need for research, scholarship, and knowledge translation in this emerging field.


Professional Development Faculty Member Knowledge Translation Online Learning Career Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Medical Education and Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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