Education, Teaching, and Curriculum

Education, Teaching, and Curriculum emphasizes the principles, methods and practices of education and curriculum development to provide training in these areas as used by physician educators, such as active learning strategies, developing curricula for courses and rotations, drafting objectives, writing multiple choice questions, assessing clinical competence, and developing simulations.

Basic Learning Design

  • Speaker: Tim Gilbert, PhD
  • Description: Basic Learning Design
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will understand how to develop measureable educational objectives.
  • Location and Resources: Classroom with tables and audiovisual support.
  • Time: 60-90 minutes

Educational Research

  • Speaker: Franklin Trimm, MD
  • Description: Education research
  • Objectives: Objectives for this session will be developed based on the needs of the department.
  • Location and Resources: Standard classroom with audiovisual support.
  • Time: TBD

Evidence-Based Medicine & Literature Searching

  • Speaker: Clista Clanton, MSLS
  • Description: Participants will learn how to search the medical literature for evidence-based medicine.
  • Objectives: Objectives for this session will be developed based on the needs of the department.
  • Location and Resources: Standard classroom with audiovisual support.
  • Time: 60 minutes

Fundamentals of Presentations: Writing Objectives Organizing Content, and Creating Assessments

  • Speaker: Joyce Guest, PhD
  • Description: Participants will get an overview of how to write specific, measureable learning objectives, use the objectives to organize content, and create assessments based on the objectives.
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to…
    • Define learning objectives,
    • Identify key components of learning objectives,
    • Recognize Bloom and Fink and their taxonomies of learning,
    • Decipher different dimensions/domains of learning,
    • Analyze appropriate verbs for each dimension of learning, and
    • Construct knowledge about designing course content, assessments, and activities around learning objectives
  • Location and Resources: Standard classroom with audiovisual support.
  • Time: 60-90 minutes

Working with All Learners

  • Speaker: Tim Gilbert, PhD
  • Description: Medical education is a continuum with learners from many backgrounds, learning styles, and with varying levels of knowledge and understanding. Medical educators often have to present content to audiences that include a mixture of faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff.
  • Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to understand learning styles and how that impacts the learner’s performance.
  • Location and Resources: Classroom with tables and audiovisual support.
  • Time: 60-90 minute

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