Archived BPER Rounds For 2004 - 2005

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June 2005
  • Tue / Jun 7
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Lifelong Learning: Ready, Willing and Able?

Dr. Branigan will discuss how the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto has responded to the challenge of teaching professionalism. After senior medical students published their concerns in the BMJ, the Faculty responded in a positive and forward manner. We will review these initiatives and consider where future endeavours might have the most effective impact.

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May 2005
  • Tue / May 10
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Ambulatory Care Teaching: The Future and The Challenges

These rounds will provide attendees with an overview of current practices and coming challenges in ambulatory care teaching.

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April 2005
  • Tue / Apr 5
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Cross-Cultural Differences in Teaching and Learning: Looking Through the Eyes of Our Students

This session will introduce a model of teaching that can be used to understand differences between Western-influenced and Chinese-influenced student behaviour. While being cautious not to stereotype (all Chinese are alike) or essentialize (the one Chinese student in my class can speak for all others) we will explore differences in how Chinese-influenced students tend to think about learning, teaching, authority and responsibility. We will also explore situations that have confused or challenged you in your teaching as we try to understand "What's going on here?" before deciding how best to respond. In the end, the test of this session will be whether you can go back to your teaching and say, with genuine conviction, that previously confusing behaviour now makes sense, when viewed through the eyes of your students.

Throughout the session, we will reflect on several questions about Chinese-influenced learners. The questions are phrased in terms of 'Chinese' learners but could also apply to other Confucian-heritage societies, such as, Korea. For example:

  • What are our stereotypes of Chinese students?
  • What do Chinese students expect from a teacher?
  • What cultural beliefs and norms influence the behaviour of Chinese students?
  • What implications follow for our teaching?

Readings

If you wish to do some reading either before or following the session, three readings are recommended:

  • Pratt DD, Kelly M, Wong WSS. (1999). Chinese conceptions of 'effective teaching' in Hong Kong: Towards culturally sensitive evaluation of teaching. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 18(4).
  • Pratt DD. (1991). Conceptions of self within China and the United States.International Journal of Intercultural Relations (USA) 15(3), 285-310.
  • Tweed RG, Lehman DR. (2002). Learning considered within a cultural context. Confucian and Socratic approaches. American Psychology, 57(2): 89-99.

Other: If you want to explore how your own perspective on teaching might be considered in relation to Chinese-influenced learners, take the Teaching Perspectives Inventory.

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March 2005
February 2005
  • Tue / Feb 8
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
An Interprofessional Education Experience: Listening to Learners and Reflecting Upon Faculty Development

To identify key issues in faculty development to assist health professional educators in their approach to teaching Interprofessional Education (IPE).

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January 2005
  • Tue / Jan 25
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Faculty Development in Times of Change: Preparing Our Teachers to Meet New Educational Challenges

Changes in health care delivery, teaching and learning are having a significant impact on medical education. What educational challenges are we facing? How can faculty development help to prepare our teachers and educators meet these challenges in an effective way? The goals of this presentation are to highlight current educational challenges, discuss how faculty development can help to address some of these challenges, and stimulate reflection and dialogue.

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November 2004
  • Tue / Nov 30
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Peer Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness - Why and How?

This session will provide learners with an overview of the rational for peer evaluation of teaching effectiveness and illustrate a process of peer teaching consultation.

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  • Tue / Nov 2
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Preparing a Teaching Dossier: A Celebration of Accomplishment

This session will provide participants with an overview of the value and importance of the teaching dossier in collecting and highlighting one's accomplishments in teaching for audiences such as a Promotion and Tenure Committee.

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October 2004
  • Tue / Oct 5
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Incentives and Rewards for Teachers

This session will provide learners with an overview of the challenges and opportunities for the development of incentives and rewards for health professional teachers and educators.

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