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Maturing learners 

Maturing learners
Maturing learners

Ed Peile

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date: 06 July 2020

Chapter 14 examines some of the considerations for medical education as learners mature. Maturation happens over time and, initially at least, moves forward chronologically so that we mature with age. There are many differences between ageing, which advances until death, and maturing, which is a process that may peak and arrest. We need to examine the intertwined influences of physical and psychological development, of incremental life experience, social change, and of changes in ethos and moral perspectives on learning as the clock ticks on.

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