DO YOU HELP STUDENTS/ RESIDENTS BECOME BETTER LEARNERS? There may be nothing you do as a teacher that is more important!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 4:00pm–5:00pm
The worlds of medicine and surgery are changing very rapidly. None of us would be safe if we depended exclusively on what we learned in medical school and residency. More than ever, physicians need to be effective learners, and able to make needed changes throughout their careers. In this workshop we’ll ask and explore these questions:
1. Do you help your students/residents become effective learners? (Do you know how to do it?)
2. How effective a learner are you? (What makes you effective?)
3. What are some key characteristics of effective learners?
4. What can get in the way of being & becoming effective learners? (Do any of these conditions exist in your current program?)
5. What are some strategies for helping learners develop and refine their learning skills? (In individual encounters; in the overall teaching program?)
6. Are there some high-priority changes you would like to make in your program? (In your own teaching; in the overall program?)
In this workshop we’ll encourage you to reflect on, and discuss, some basic questions toward achieving the goals of:
1. understanding the importance of being an accomplished learner;
2. clarifying your thinking about your own learning strategies;
3. formulating some ideas for improving the ways in which your students/residents/fellows are helped to become effective learners;
4. identifying any changes you feel are indicated in your own and your colleagues’ day-to-day teaching and learning activities.
Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD
Jane Westberg, PhD