I am interested in threshold concepts as described by Ray Land and Jan Meyer. They involve an ontological shift in the learner, as well as a struggle in moving from one view of one's self to another. Threshold concepts are an expansion of the ideas of Miezirow.
Specifically, I am looking at the threshold concepts which medical students encounter. Thus far in my research I have found the following concepts which medical students must struggle with and conquer: "Medicine isn't black and white but mostly grey," "Life isn't fair," "Being smart isn't enough," "You can't save everyone," "Learning is lifelong." I am interested in partnering with another health care professional in medical education who would be interested in a joint research venture. Anyone curious?