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Increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching is a significant
challenge for health care providers who educate students and residents
in busy clinical environments. This brief seminar explores methods and
models for increasing both the quality and efficiency of clinical
teaching. The Micro-skills or One Minute Preceptor Model of clinical
teaching is highlighted. A teaching case scenario will be presented.
There will also be time for discussion among the participants.
This session will explore methods for providing effective feedback to
learners in a manner that is constructive, non-threatening and fosters a
collaborative relationship. Participants will learn how to effectively
gather data on learner's performance and make decisions regarding
appropriate content and process of giving feedback.
Participants will learn about the most effective ways to use small
groups in teaching. We will discuss the role of the facilitator in
learner-centered small groups. Finally, we will discuss dealing with
problematic situations, such as a learner who dominates the discussion.
Workshop will review basic principles related to writing good test
items. Principles will include the characteristics of good items, how
levels of learning are reflected in test items, concepts of difficulty
and discrimination (especially as they relate to re-writing test
questions), and specific guidelines about how to write good test items.
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