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The evaluation of student-centredness of teaching and learning: a new mixed-methods approach

Objectives The aim of the study was to develop and consider the usefulness of a new mixed-methods approach to evaluate the student-centredness of teaching and learning on undergraduate medical courses. An essential paradigm for the evaluation was the coherence between how teachers conceptualize their practice (espoused theories) and their actual practice (theories-in-use

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A Multidisciplinary Site for Clinician Performed Ultrasound

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With a multidisciplinary scope in mind, this site will host information related to events, courses and all other forms of scholarly pursuits related to CPU. Visit sasksonic.com for details on upcoming courses, research opportunities, conference information and more.

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Seeing Is Believing: Infographics Revolutionizing The Patient Experience

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By: Nicole Fisher and Ben Heubl Infographics and visualizations are hugely popular in all cultures, and there is unlimited opportunity to use them in a complex field like health care.


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What a great tool for patient health advocacy

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kenza's curator insight, August 27, 4:16 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words .....:)

ChemaCepeda's curator insight, August 30, 4:32 AM

La infografía, un excelente aliado a la hora de hacer educación para la salud 

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Failure to fail: the perspectives of clinical supervisors

The study provides insight as to why supervisors fail to fail the poorly performing student and resident. It also offers suggestions of how to support supervisors, increasing the likelihood that they will provide a valid ITER.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

 

I learned over the years that asking straightforward, simply-worded questions can be just as effective as those intricate ones.

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Ten tips for receiving feedback effectively in clinical practice

Feedback is a crucial element in the educational process and it is shown that we are still behind in the optimal use of it; thus, learners need to be taught how to better receive and utilize feedback.

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Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques

It is obvious that many students are not using effective learning techniques but could use the more effective techniques without much effort, so teachers should be encouraged to more consistently (and explicitly) train students to use learning techniques as they are engaged in pursuing various instructional and learning goals.

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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do–And Don’t–Learn

There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn.


Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Lynnette Van Dyke, Roger Francis
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 30, 5:04 PM

Last one for the day - great article for back to schoolers...

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Learning by Spaced Repetition - LITFL

Learning by spaced repetition is a useful strategy for long-term knowledge acquisition in medicine. But what is spaced repetition and how can you put it into practice?
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Increasing student motivation

In a recent op-ed appearing in the New York Times, psychologist Amy Wrzesniewski and Barry Schwartz summarized the results of their recent study  on the effects of intrinsic and extrinsic motivatio...
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Notes v. Maps: Trading Quantity for Quality – Chris Ray | Centre for Teaching Excellence Blog -

With VUE I was able to get more out of the lecture for some very basic reasons. Firstly, with a simple colour coding feature I was able to categorize and group information in a way that was visually stimulating (which works out well for me because I consider myself a visual learner) - See more at: http://cte-blog.uwaterloo.ca/?p=956#sthash.RfF49PEV.dpuf

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A student's perspective on graphic organizers

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Two Great Classroom Posters on The Six Thinking Hats

Bono's Thinking Hats as a poster.


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Charmaine Thaner's curator insight, July 19, 12:49 AM

I think IEP meetings could be more productive if the 6 Thinking Hats approach was used.  What do you think?

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 20, 1:50 PM

Interesting to use a different perspective for things.  I hadn't heard of the 6 hats but will be looking fir more info...

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, July 20, 6:47 PM

A fresh take on the Thinking Hats - a great tool for writing blog reflections and other individual as well as collaborative work.

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CC Search for Images

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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Evidence BasedMedical Education

Where can data about medical education be found?

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, August 29, 4:09 AM

a collection of links and resources focusing on medical education with an evidence-based approach

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Designing for Emergence: The Role of the Instructor in Student-Centered Learning - Hybrid Pedagogy

In an effort to bring instructor role back into the conversation, I’d like to think through three associated terms: authority, guidance, and presence.
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Peer Instruction for Active Learning - Eric Mazur - YouTube

Harvard University Prof. Eric Mazur on difficulties of beginners, teaching each other, and making sense of information

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Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

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Great resource for varied healthcare pictures that are frequently copyright free

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The Importance of the Teacher: Learnification Part 2

I continue to think about the role of teachers in this new age of content availability. If content is available to anyone at any time, in any place, what is the role of the teacher?

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Influence of Surgeon Behavior on Trainee Willingness to Speak Up: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The behavior of the senior surgeon can create an environment that encourages or discourages trainees from speaking up when they see a potential surgical mistake.

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How Men Can Excel as Mentors of Women : Academic Medicine

Most male professionals have more experience mentoring men than they do mentoring women, and their male mentees progress further than their female mentees. Yet, in academic medicine, men have few forums in which to discuss the gender-related issues that they encounter. To address the gender-relat...
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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 11:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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The Benefits of Flipped Classes on Student Workloads

While learning is mentioned in my student feedback, the benefit most mentioned is how the flipped class makes their workloads and processes more manageable.

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MedEd Tips & Trends

from the Dept. of Medical Education at the Univ. of TN College of Medicine
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Active Engagement - Medical Education

A long list of ideas for improving active learning in your classroom.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."


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DPG plc's curator insight, July 23, 6:02 AM

Time to move away from the 'read, click next, read. click next

Clare Treloar's curator insight, July 24, 8:08 PM

a great summary about ways to target our learners in the digital space. 

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 27, 3:47 PM

A great list of elements that contribute to a good prompt. Prompts initiate curiosity via the stimulation of the release of hormones that trigger astrocytic cells (75% of all brain cells) in the brain to trigger neurons to map and automate complex neural patterns we call ideas and concepts. MT