Measurement instrumentation for student evaluation of clinical education experience (SECEE)

May 2021May 2022

StudentsStudent evaluation of their educational experiences has a long history in both general higher education and in clinical education. Instrumentation however needs to keep pace with educational philosophical developments, and with other advances and developments in clinical learning, such as the integration of educational technologies in the learning experiences of medical and HPE students. This project aims to review the literature on existing instrumentation, identify and rectify gaps in measurement design, and to develop and validate new instrumentation for the Student Evaluation of Clinical Education Experience (SECEE).




Calvin Smith is the CI for this project and has experience and expertise in the development of evaluation instrumentation for student evaluation of educational experience. 

Calvin Smith, BA(Hons), GCertHEd, PhD is Associate Professor and Academic Lead for Professional Development in the Office of Medical Education, at The University of Queensland. His research focuses on the related themes of clinician-educator identity formation, clinician engagement in professional learning about teaching, and faculty development methods. Previous work focused primarily on theorising the impact of aspects of work-integrated learning curriculum on student learning and the development of employability with a particular focus on integrative learning, employability skills, lifelong learning and professional identity formation. The recipient of multiple internal and external research and development grants exceeding $1 million, Calvin’s work has emphasized the importance of clarity in conceptualisation and oprationalization of constructs, and the use of appropriate research designs to answer useful questions about curricula. Calvin was Chief Investigator and Chief Investigator on the ALTC/OLT project Measuring The Impact Of WIL On Employability (2012-2014). Prior to that he was a co-leader of the OLT project Measuring and Reporting Teaching Quality (2010-2012), led an ALTC Extension Grant Project focused on student employability (2011) and was co-lead on The National GAP project (2008-2009).

Associate Professor Calvin Smith

Academic Lead for Staff Development
Office of Medical Education