The Interplay of Emotions & Learning

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Our goal should be to create a student who moves up the knowledge axis, along an “excelsior spiral that climbs the tree of knowledge” – Barry Kort Rob & Chris’ debate about whether learning styles exist (or not)  touches upon a subtle, but important point. Forcing a student to come out of their comfort zone is important […]

Neurobiology and Medical Education

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Insights from neurobiology can be applied to medical education right now. Key concepts from neurobiology that we can use include: the need for repetition reward and reinforcement visualisation active learning optimal stress avoiding fatigue avoiding multi-tasking learning styles revisiting This is explained in the brief screencast below: References Ericsson, K. Anders, and Paul Ward. “Capturing […]

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 […]

The Teaching Course 2013

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Last week we held the 2nd annual International Teaching Course in Baltimore, Maryland (greatest city on the planet). Our guest speakers included Mike Cadogan, Mike Stone, and Michelle Lin. The course was epic! 30 physicians from all over the world showed up to learn how to teach and make a difference in their countries We […]

MeduBRAWL 2013 is coming…

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If you haven’t heard already – we have a knock out group for the upcoming MeduBRAWL at the International EM Teaching Course this year.  If you aren’t excited about this you must not have a pulse. Here’s a little preview of what’s about to go down…. Mattu vs. Cadogan, Rogers vs. Lin, and much, much […]