volume 24, issue 2, P211-214 2014
DOI: 10.1007/s40670-014-0042-1
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Abstract: Although apprenticeship has been at the centre of surgical education, contemporary circumstances have downgraded its role as an educational process. Situated learning theory describes how learners built their identities through active participation in a community of practice (CoP), giving a new dimension to the apprenticeship model of training. Surgical education takes place in an environment of various interacting CoPs. In order for a trainee to gain legitimate entry into a CoP, his role and potential contri…

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