What is Interprofessional Education?
"Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care." -Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE). 2002.
What is Service-Learning?
At GW, Service-Learning is defined as, "a philosophy and teaching methodology that integrates meaningful community service into course curriculum to enhance academic rigor by helping students achieve learning outcomes" (GW Service-Learning Advisory Board, 2007, 4).
In light of this definition of service-learning, adult learning principles, and Bloom's Taxonomy, the ISCOPES Leadership Team created the following visual of the ISCOPES process in 2012.
Interprofessional education (IPE) involves shared learning experiences among health profession students across disciplines, with the goals of building strong health care teams and improving health outcomes.
In May 2011, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) released the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, which identified individual-level core competencies needed by all health professionals to provide integrated, high-quality care.
The IPEC core competencies (based on four domains: Values and Ethics, Roles and Responsibilities, Communication, and Teams and Teamwork) guided our development of sub-goals and corresponding objectives to help us work towards achieving Goal 1 for our students.
GW students will competently engage in intensive, health promotion experiences by: