RACGP education is founded on evidence-based best practice and strives to be a leader in medical education.
RACGP education is theoretically sound, and based on current scholarship in medical education.16,17 Two important areas of educational theorising are adult learning and work-based learning. Adult learning theory foregrounds the learner, with a focus on self-directed, experiential and reflective learning.18–20 Work-based learning theories foreground the workplace as a learning environment, focusing on work activity, the interface between the learner and the work community, and the identity development of the learner.21–23
RACGP education uses competency- and outcomes-based education, with robust assessment methodologies that are fit for purpose.24–28 Assessment is both for learning and for privileging. In its use for privileging, it is clear, transparent, and equitable.29
RACGP education recognises its international context. It contributes to the international advancement of general practice education, keeps abreast of advances beyond Australia, and supports research literacy and engagement in research. The RACGP directs a program of research to address educational problems and to inform the development of educational practice. Technological innovation is an important area of education research.
Through evaluation, research, and innovation, the RACGP provides leadership in general practice education development in Australia and internationally.