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  • Clinical Teaching

    Course Description

    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.

  • Providing Effective Feedback

    Course Description

    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.

  • Small Group Teaching

    Course Description

    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.

  • Test Item Writing

    Course Description

    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.