This course provides those involved in educating members of the health professions an asynchronous, interdisciplinary, and interactive way to obtain, expand, and improve their teaching skills. These skills can then be applied within their 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. All students should have
dependable access to the internet with video streaming capabilities. Some students
may want the ability to utilize on-line video conferencing as well.
Who is this class for:
While no specific pre-requisite knowledge is required, this course will be most beneficial to individuals who are actively engaged in a health professions setting such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and public health.
In this unit you will learn about adult learning theory, including learning styles and motivation, metacognition, social learning theory, and professional identity formation.
Graded: Quiz 01.01 – Motivation and Learning
Graded: Quiz 01.04 – Reflective Judgment Quiz
In this unit you will learn about formulating Intended Learning Outcomes, including Bloom’s Taxonomy, Miller’s pyramid and clinical competence, and Dryfus’ model of skill acquisition.
Graded: Quiz 02.01: Learning Domains
Graded: 02.01 – Creating ILOs using Bloom’s Taxonomy
In this unit you will learn about instructional design and individual assessment, including multiple-choice question writing, skill assessment, oral presentation, and rubrics and standardization.
Graded: Quiz 03.01 – MCQ Quiz
Graded: Quiz 03.02 – Skills Assessment
Graded: Quiz 03.04 – Rubrics and Standardization
In this unit you will learn about knowledge transfer, including active learning in large lecture formats, supportive questioning, and “Big Ticket” technique.
Graded: Quiz 04.02 – Supportive Questioning
Graded: Quiz 04.03 – “Big Ticket” Items
In this unit you will learn about skill development, including simulation, teaching with data, and clinical reasoning.
Graded: Quiz 05.01 Simulation
Graded: 05.01 Simulation
Graded: In-Video Quiz 05.02 NOAA Data
In this unit you will learn about attitudes in instructional techniques, including reflection, feedback, and incorporating art, music, and theatre.
Graded: 06.01 – Reflection
Graded: Quiz 06.02 Feedback
In this unit you will learn about teaching with technology, including large lecture format, synchronous versus asynchronous formats, and high fidelity clinical simulations.
Graded: 07.01 Large Lecture Format
Graded: 07.03 High Fidelity Clinical Simulations
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