Mar 022012

Auxin Workshop held on 28 February 2012 at CTL

Assessment of Professionalism as Graduate Attribute

Professionalism is no doubt an attribute that you would say you would like your students to leave university with. Do you, however, actually assess professionalism in your students? This can be a tricky business!  At this first “Padkos” session of the Auxin Project for 2012, a brief overview of the challenges posed by the assessment of professionalism, was given. Results of recent research at Stellenbosch about this was shared and there was the opportunity to discuss how one might meet these challenges.


Alma Snyman is an Occupational Therapist working at the Jan Kriel School. She also works as a part time lecturer with the Department of Occupational Therapy at Stellenbosch University and has an interest in the assessment of professionalism of graduates. Alma recently completed her MPhil in Health Sciences Education, for which she undertook research on the assessment of professionalism. She also finds time to serve on the team management for the South African para-cycling team.

The workshop is available as podcasts:

Creative commons licenseAlma Snyman’s workshop presentation  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Copyright 2012 Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stellenbosch University and Alma Snyman

Keywords: professionalism, assessment, clinical, observation, alma snyman, auxin