Past Research Projects

Video-clubs as a professional development activity for GP-supervisors

Project team:

  • Tim Clement – MCCC GP Training
  • Eldon Lyon – MCCC GP Training
  • Duncan Howard – MCCC GP Training
  • Professor Elizabeth Molloy – Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Jonathan Silverman – Professor of Academic General Practice at Deakin University.


Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine


1 July 2018 – 31 July 2019

Description of project:

The overarching goal of this project is to investigate how video-clubs, an innovative form of professional development, can be used to support GP-supervisors’ development as teachers. A video-club is a regular meeting, where groups of supervisors watch and discuss video-recordings of their teaching. This goal will be investigated using case study evaluation, employing an embedded two-case design, with the video-club being the ‘unit of analysis’. We will establish two video-clubs, one on-line and one face-to-face, which will meet once a month for six-months. Each video-club will comprise of six GP-supervisors, a Medical Educator facilitator, and a researcher. We hope that engaging in the video-clubs will engender positive changes in supervisors’ thinking about their teaching, professional vision, and teaching practices.

Presentations and publications:

Clement, T., Howard, D., Lyon, E., Silverman, J., & Molloy, E. (2020). Video-triggered professional learning for general practice trainers: using the ‘cauldron of practice’ to explore teaching and learning. Education for Primary Care, 31(2), 112-118. doi:10.1080/14739879.2019.1703560