Good teacher, good tutor
Lucélio B Couto, Gustavo S Romão, Reinaldo B Bestetti
Department of Medicine, University of Ribeirão Preto, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
We have read with great interest the paper by Kassab et al, who have essentially shown that good teachers will be good tutors in a problem-based learning (PBL) environment. We have been facing great difficulties to select tutors because there has been no tradition in PBL in our region in the preuniversity teaching. Furthermore, the majority of our teachers have been formed in a discipline-based medical curriculum. Therefore, it is reassuring to learn from the work by Kassab et al that subject-matter mastery is the powerful independent predictor of tutoring skills.
View the original paper by Kassab and colleagues.
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