For School of Medicine and Public Health Community
Teaching & Learning Strategies
The teaching and learning strategies that faculty and preceptors implement often arise from their teaching philosophy, experiences or training. Without specific training and faculty development interventions or encountering new ideas it is not uncommon for faculty and preceptors to teach as they were taught. We want to encourage faculty and preceptors to use evidence–based approaches to teaching and learning where and whenever possible. We have provided a few resources here to help faculty and preceptors engage in thinking about and teaching in different ways. Some of the resources below explore effective ways to teach at the bedside; tips for teaching physical exam skills; adult learning theories; facilitating Millennials’ learning; characteristics of effective clinical teachers; promoting understanding and retention; cognitive perspectives of how people learn; and more.
Just In Time
These Just In Time resources are ideal if you only have a couple of minutes to start finding out about Teaching & Learning Strategies.
Explains and explores the commonly used theories of adult learning and how they can enhance student and faculty learning. The theories are combined into a multi-theory flow diagram model that identifies roles of learners and teachers at each phase.
Characteristics of Effective Clinical Teachers (link)
Provides those involved in educating members of the health professions an asynchronous, interdisciplinary, and interactive way to obtain, expand, and improve teaching skills. These skills can then be applied within own professional context, with a variety of learners, extending across many stages. After completing this course, learners will: 1. Understand educational theory as it relates to health professions education 2. Match instructional methods with desired educational outcomes 3. Learn a variety of applied teaching techniques 4. Share successful teaching strategies Suggested resources will include educational videos, individual readings, recommended reference books, and crowd-sourced recommendations.
Presenter(s): Caren Stalburg, MD, MA, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical School.
Potential fee to participate.
Faculty Focus – Higher Ed Teaching Strategies (link)
Presentation 4 of 7 in educational aspects of clinical teaching series. Focuses on teaching methods that help learners understand and retain important content. Includes definition of terms, issues to consider before and during teaching (e.g. learner readiness and selecting materials) and provides teaching behaviors to enhance understanding and retention.
Presenter(s): Jeremy Smith, MD
The One-minute Preceptor: Shaping the Teaching Conversation (pdf)
[Please note that, to access, faculty must login using their netID]
Tips provide detailed approaches and specific strategies for understanding and engaging Millennial Learners and enhancing their learning. Can help faculty facilitate learning and optimize interactions with Millennial Learners.