Learning Styles Do Exist!

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This post is a response to Learning Styles Do Not Exist “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” Chris, say it isn’t so! Learning styles most certainly exist! Before I dig into some important points, I agree with you about the lack of validity of the kinestetic/auditory/visual breakdown as discussed in the video. Different learning […]

Evidence Based Education: Active vs. Passive Learning

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An interesting study was just published this past month looking at student exam performance and course failure rates in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics [STEM] courses that utilized active vs. passive (lecture) teaching strategies. The results of this meta-analysis put some more data behind the idea that active teaching/learning is the way to go. Active […]

Captain Question Strikes Again!

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Sit back, relax, and remember. You’re at a conference and a speaker has just given a reasonably interesting talk on something relevant to your speciality. You’ve listened and learned a few new things, heard a couple of surprising facts that you’re going to go away and think about. You’re just pulling out the conference program […]

Friendship, Motivation, and Altruism @ SMACCGold

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I just attended the SMACC Gold conference in the Gold Coast, Australia, and I have to tell you it was the best conference I have ever been to. I have been to a lot of medical conferences over the years, some good, some average, and some not so great. SMACC Gold is by far the […]

UMEMLive Brings You Live FOAMed!

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FOAMed has become an essential part of our lives in emergency medicine and critical care education and has revolutionized the way we learn, teach, and assimilate information. There are lots of great things out there in the FOAMed world, and we at the University of Maryland would like to take it to the next level. […]