Leonardo da Vinci
Transfer of Innovation
Continuing Educational Development and Harmonisation of Expert Teachers in General Practice/Family Medicine
in Europe through a systematic process of quality improvement (CEDinGPII)
Project n°: 2013-
The importance of General Practice/Family Medicine as a pivotal part of primary health care systems is widely recognized all over the world. General practitioners / family doctors play a pivotal role in ensuring that patients acquire appropriate, comprehensive and cost-
The CEDinGPII Project (full title: Continuing Educational Development and Harmonisation of Expert Teachers in General Practice/Family Medicine in Europe through a systematic process of quality improvement) was launched in January 20014. It is a two year Project co-
The Project is aimed at development of General Practice/Family Medicine (GP/FM) teachers competencies appraisal process to ensure greater harmonisation and convergence of the GP/FM teachers competencies at the European level. It will provide properly evaluated, high quality and formally accepted tool for appraising GP/FM teachers competencies.
The project is a continuation of the previous one (Framework for Continuing Educational Development of Trainers in General Practice in Europe, no 2010-
Document describing the process of appraising the level of expertise in GP teachers (WP2);
Template for use in the appraisal of portfolios of teaching expertise (WP3) used to ensure that decisions made in appraisal of teacher expertise are reliable and valid and can be applied in a European context;
An electronic portfolio of evidence of teaching performance (WP4) providing a consistent and reproducible record of performance as an expert teacher which can be used across Europe by both individuals (to collect, collate and reflect on their portfolio and to submit for official appraisal) and institutions (as a part of structured certification of competencies system);
A "handbook" for appraisers (WP5) aimed at ensuring that appraisals are carried out with due rigour and reliability and to support appraisers in gaining the required level of skill.
The product exploitation will lead to provision of structured and standardized procedures for the appraisal process of GP/FM teaching competency and thus have a pivotal role in ensuring that the delivery of GP/FM education is harmonized and the quality improved across Europe.