Module B2 - Clinic Tutoring II


Participation in B1

Aims & Objectives

  • Review learning theories (from M1) and explore these in greater depth.
  • Explore the concept of scaffolding in the clinical environment with reference to its historical roots in Vygotsky’s Social Development Theory (ZPD and MKO).
  • To introduce the concepts of individual differences (learning styles, cultural, personal) and how these might influence the teaching styles applied.
  • Expand on the issues of teaching the mature individual (supplantive knowledge).
  • Utilize role play of the clinical learning environment to reify the concepts discussed in the modules.

Learning Outcomes

The candidate should be able to:

  • To differentiate between differing learning styles and justify their choice of teaching styles/methods with reference to these.
  • To demonstrate an awareness of ethical and cultural considerations.
  • Through role play demonstrate a synthesis integration and application of the concepts taught in modules 1 and 2.
  • Analyse and critically evaluate the clinical shadowing from an ‘educational’ perspective.


Jon Parsons, MSc. (Ost) D.O. PGCHE

Having graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) Maidstone, UK in 1989 he decided to divide his time between Osteopathic practice and osteopathic education.
He was the Head of the International Department at the ESO and has been involved since 1989 in all aspects of education (lecturing examining, tutoring, conference presentation, management) in the UK and throughout mainland Europe.
As well as delivering osteopathic lectures he has a great interest in education itself; its pedagogic underpinnings and its practice. He is a qualified teacher and is currently part way through his Doctorate in Education. He has been involved in running educational workshops on many aspects of osteopathic education and has run several workshops for OsEAN on tutors training.
He has contributed to Clinical Audit, RCCM 1998; Osteopathic Medicine, Gustav Fischer 2002 and co-authored Osteopathy: Models for Diagnosis, Treatment and Practice, Elsevier 2006.


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