Clinical orientation

Orientation is information. We sat; we listened, scared we’d miss the unmissable. Eager, too, for the sweeteners. (Many applied; few were chosen. It’s a unique and respected course. And teaching, what a vocation! “It’s the best chance we have of overcoming disadvantage,” said the Director; “it’s the most complex and challenging profession,” answered the Dean.)


Orientation is a language, an initiation into the school’s guiding metaphor. “It’s a genuine clinical Masters degree,” someone said – and we had our drinking game. (Clinical models of teaching; clinical judgements for teaching; sound clinical judgement; clinical teaching; clinical specialists; clinical practitioners; the benefits of a medical model.)


And orientation’s a free lunch.


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