What does it mean to be a clinical educator?
Being a clinician is at your core. You have learned your profession so well that you often do not have to think about why you are doing something or how you are going to do it.
This level of proficiency can often change when supervising a student. A shift can occur from expert clinician to relatively novice Clinical Educator; novice because teaching students is not part of your daily routine and because even though you may have years of clinical experience as a SLP or Audiologist, every student’s learning needs are different and you must constantly re-align your teaching style to match each student.
This module aims to define the role of a Clinical Educator. By making the expectations and roles of a CE explicit, you will continue to develop your skillset in this area.
The following reference from the literature has been used to inform the following discussion points:
1. Rose, M., & Best, D. (2005). Exploring the roles of the clinical educator. In Transforming Practice through Clinical Education, Professional Supervision, and Mentoring. Elsevier Health Sciences.
The six roles of a CE:
Click the buttons below to review and reflect on the following six roles, as