The Centre for Health Education Scholarship will host the 2012 CHES Celebration of Scholarship on October 2, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This event is an opportunity for the CHES community to showcase and share their work and to celebrate the accomplishments of the health professions education scholarship network.
2nd Annual Gordon Page Invited Lecturer:
Dr. Cees van der Vleuten
Cees van der Vleuten came to the University of Maastricht in 1982. He was appointed as a Professor of Education in 1996 at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research. In 2005 he was appointed as the Scientific Director of the School of Health Professions Education (www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/she). His area of expertise lies in evaluation and assessment. He has published widely on these topics, holds numerous academic awards for his work, including several career awards. He has frequently served as a consultant internationally. He is a mentor for many researchers in medical education and has supervised more than 50 doctoral graduate students in the past. In 2010 he received a Dutch royal decoration for the societal impact of his work.
Closing Plenary Speaker:
Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg
Claudia Ruitenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC. She makes use of philosophical perspectives in especially the areas of language, ethics, and politics to understand educational practices and phenomena such as censorship in education, professionalism in teaching, and citizenship education. She is editor of What Do Philosophers of Education Do? (And How Do They Do It?) (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and co-editor (with D.C. Phillips) of Education, Culture and Epistemological Diversity: Mapping a Disputed Terrain (Springer, 2012). Her publications have appeared in, among others, the Journal of Philosophy of Education, Studies in Philosophy and Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and the Philosophy of Education Yearbooks. From September to December 2012 she is “philosopher-of-education-in-residence” at CHES, with the purpose of examining what philosophical perspectives and questions might contribute to medical education, and what questions the particularities of medical education might raise for the field of philosophy of education.
Vancouver Convention Centre