Professor Emeritus (Education) and Senior Scholar (Medicine)

Individual Research Interests

Medical Education, Health Professions Education, Adult Education

Research Supervision Interests

I am interested in supervising research students in the following areas:
Medical Education
Teaching in Higher Education
Teaching or Learning in Adult Education
Identity formation in the health professions


St. Cloud State University, 1964, BSc
St. Cloud State University, 1968, MSc
University of Washington, Seattle, 1971, PhD

Research Projects

Cross-cultural differences in teaching and learning
Longitudinal changes in perspectives on teaching
Training and Education in Health Professions

Selected Publications

Publications (2005-2011)

Selinger SJ, Halwani Y, Joughin K, Pratt DD, Scott T, Snell L (2011). Supporting the Development of Residents as Teachers: Current Practices and Emerging Trends, The Future of Medical Education in Canada. Post Graduate Project, theme 5.3.

Pratt, D.D., Sadownik, L., Jarvis-Selinger, S. (2011).  Pedagogical BIASes and Clinical Teaching in Medicine. English, L. M. (Ed.), Health and Adult Learning. University of Toronto Press, pp. 273-296.

Collins, J.B. and Pratt, D.D. (2011).  The Teaching Perspectives Inventory at ten years and one hundred thousand respondents: reliability and validity of a teacher self-report inventory. Adult Education Quarterly, pp. 1-18.

Lehman A.J., Pratt D.D., DeLongis A., Collins J.B., Shojania K., Koehler B., Offer R., Esdaile J.M. (2011). Do spouses know how much fatigue, pain, and physical limitation their partners with rheumatoid arthritis experience?  Implications for social support, Arthritis Care Res, Vol. 63, No. 1, January, pp. 120–127.

Srinivasan M, Su-Ting T, Meyers FJ, Pratt DD, Collins JB, Braddock B, Skeff KM, West DC, Hales RE, Hilty DM (2011). Teaching as a Competency: Competencies for Medical Educators, Academic Medicine.

Price, J. W., Price, J.R., Pratt, D.D., Collins, J.B., MacDonald, J. (2010). High-fidelity simulation in anesthesiology training: a survey of Canadian anesthesiology residents’ simulator experience. Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society 57:134-142.

Jarvis-Selinger S, Pratt D.D., Collins JB. (2010). Journeys Toward Becoming a Teacher:  Charting the Course of Professional Development. Teacher Education Quarterly; 37(2):69-96.

Pratt, D.D., Harris, P., Collins J.B. (2009).  The Power of One: Looking beyond the instructor in clinical teaching.  The Medical Teacher. Vol. 31, No. 2, February, pp. 133 – 137.

Pratt, D.D., & Guo, S. (2009). Good teaching: One size fits all? Journal of Hebei University (Philosophy and Social Science), 34(2), pp. 77-81 (April).  

Jarvis-Selinger, S., Pratt, D.D., and Collins, J.B. (2009) Journeys Toward Becoming a Teacher:  Charting the Course of Professional Development, Teaching and Teacher Education. (accepted, March 2009).

Vikis, E.A., Mihalynuk, T.V., Pratt, D.D., Sidhu, R.S. (2008). Teaching and learning in the operating room is a two-way street: Resident perceptions, The American Journal of Surgery (2008) 195, 594 –598.

Courneya, C.A., Pratt, D.D., Collins, J.B. (2008). Through what perspective do we judge the teaching of peers? Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 24, Issue no. 1, pp. 69-79

Pratt, D.D., (2008). Making Learning Happen: A guide for post-compulsory education (review) Studies in Adult Education, Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 14(1), pp. 99-101.

Pratt, D.D. & Paterson, B. (2007). Perspectives on Teaching: Discovering BIASes, In L.E. Young & B. Paterson (Eds.) Teaching Nursing: Developing a student-centred learning environment. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp. 55-76.

Paterson, B. & Pratt, D.D. (2007). Learning Styles: Maps, myths, or masks? In L.E. Young & B. Paterson (Eds.) Teaching Nursing: Developing a student-centred learning environment. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Pratt, D.D., Boll, S.L., Collins, J.B. (2007). Towards a Plurality of Perspectives for Nurse Educators. Nursing Philosophy, Vol. 8, pp. 49-59.

Pinney, S., Mehta, S., Pratt, D.D., Campion, E., Sarwark, J., Blakemore, L., Black, K. (2007). Orthopaedic Surgeons as Educators, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 89:1385-1392.

Jarvis-Seliner, S., Collins, J.B., and Pratt, D.D. (2007).  Do Academic Origins Influence Perspectives on Teaching?  Teacher Education Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 3, Summer, pp. 67-81.

Dharamsi, S., Pratt, D.D., MacEntee, M.I. (2007). How Dentists Account for Social Responsibility: Economic imperatives and professional obligations, Journal of Dental Educ, Dec., vol. 71, no. 12, pp. 1583-1592.

Schertzer R.M., Orton T., Pratt D.D. (2007). Practice Patterns of Canadian Glaucoma Specialists: Planning for the next generation, Canadian Jounral of Ophthalmology 42: 580-584, August.

Srinivasan M., Pratt D.D., Collins J.B., Bowe C.M., Stevenson F.T., Pinney S.J., Wilkes M. (2007). Developing the Master Educator: Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Scholars Program for Human and Veterinary Medical Faculty.  Academic Psychiatry, vol. 31, pp. 452-464, Nov-Dec.

Hubball, H.T., Pratt, D.D., Collins, J.B. (2006). Enhancing Reflective Teaching Practices: Implications for Faculty Development.  The Canadian Journal of Higher Education.  Vol. XXXV, No. 3, pp. 57-81.

Lehman, A.J., Pratt, D.D., DeLongis, A., Collins, J., Shojania, K., Koehler, B., Offer, R., Esdaile, J.M. (2006). Do spouses know how much fatigue and pain their partners with rheumatoid arthritis experience?  Implications for social support.  Arthritis and Rheumatism.

Lacaille, D., White, M., Rogers, P., Gignac, M., Backman, G.,  Pratt, DD., Esdaile, J. (2006). Employment and arthritis: Making it work! Results of pilot testing. Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 33:400.

Pratt, D.D. (2005). Teaching Philosophies: A False Promise? Academe. American Assoc. of University Professors, Washington DC, January-February, pp. 32-36.

Khatami, S., Mac Entee, M., Pratt, D. (2005).  Model of clinical reasoning in dentistry.  International Association for Dentral Research, Abstract 1482; Baltimore, USA, March.

Cohen R, Murnaghan L, Collins J, Pratt D (2005). An update on master’s degrees in medical education, The Medical Teacher, vol.27, no. 8., pp. 686-693 (December).

Pratt, D.D. (2005). Teaching. In L. M. English (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Adult Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Publishers, pp. 610-615.

Pratt, D.D. (2005). Introduction to the Art of Teaching, In P. Renner, The Art of Teaching Adults.