BDA: A Framework for Reflective Teaching in Clinical Settings

What is the BDA framework?

The BDA framework enables the clinical educator to structure the learning experience, even when there is little time for teaching or planning to teach. The framework is aligned with Schön's (1983) framework for reflective practice and professional learning, which encourages us to engage in reflection IN, ON, and FOR patient care and all aspects of learning or practice (see Plack & Santasier, 2005, 2004). The BDA framework focuses on the use of educational strategies at these key points in time: before (FOR), during (IN) and after (ON)  the learning experience.