Archived BPER Rounds For 2009 - 2010

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June 2010
  • Tue / Jun 15
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Deconstructing interprofessionalism from the situated perspective of all those involved in 'team' activities: Imagining a Continuing Interprofessional Education Program (CIPE) Within Surgical Training

Professionalism/interprofessionalism competency frameworks are all interpreted from one's professional standpoint. In recent years increasing attention has been paid to issues of professionalism in surgery and the content and structure of continuing professional development for surgeons; however, little attention has been paid to interprofessional education (IPE) in surgical training. 
Imagining the form(s) of IPE and/or continuing interprofessional education (CIPE) programs within surgical training requires serious attention to two fundamental issuesthe discourses of professionalism in surgery and the professional culture of surgery as shaped and expressed within the clinical setting. 
We explored the possibility that concepts of professionalism within surgery may be in conflict with the tenets of interprofessionalism held by other health and medical professionals.

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April 2010
  • Tue / Apr 13
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
When you are up to your neck problems of innovative assessment: learning from the UK perspective

Innovation is rarely simple with distractions and obstacles as the norm. The presentation reflects on the process of designing and developing the procedure based assessment (PBA), competence assessment tool now in use across all UK surgical disciplines. The tool is unique in a number of ways, most notable that it has been developed on a need pull model of innovation in which the driving design factors focus on its functionality as a workplace tool. PBAs have been developed in a politically volatile period of surgical education in which all members of the community have been facing major changes. The presentation will review the phases of the tools development and the validity measures undertaken with a view to articulating lessons that might be learned for the future in all healthcare disciplines.

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March 2010
  • Tue / Mar 9
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Aspects of Cyborg Medical Education (ACME)

Cybernetic organisms (or cyborgs) are biological entities enhanced by technology. Contemporary learners and teachers are significantly extending their mentalities through the use of an ever- growing range of information technologies. This presentation will consider the phenomenon of cyborg learners and teachers and the implications for practice of this perspective.

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February 2010
  • Tue / Feb 9
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Using Course Evaluations to Support Institutional Teaching Priorities

This presentation will discuss an improved framework for the development, implementation adn interpretation of student evaluation of teaching and courses. We will first discuss challenges with current practice in many North American institutions and will then propose, based on our research of current evaluation practice and policies, principles for ensuring that evaluations provide meaningful and useful data for all members of the university community. Finally, we will discuss how an improved evaluation framework can enhance teaching and learning across an institution. 

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December 2009
  • Tue / Dec 1
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Rethinking Health Professions Education: Four Transformations Suggested by Recent Research on How our Brains Learn

Despite admirable innovations in many schools of the health professions, much of what happens, day to day, remains seriously inappropriate. Many of our activities and strategies derive from patterns established long before there was systematic research about human learning and well before there were journals or other vehicles for sharing and enriching teachers thinking about their work. Many front-line teachers are insufficiently prepared - and some are temperamentally unsuited - for their work as educators. They have read little about best practices in teaching and learning, and they are largely uninformed about the accumulated findings of decades of relevant research. Even fewer know about the recent, rapidly growing body of evidence from brain research that can now help guide many of our instructional, communication and relationship strategies. In this presentation, Dr. Jason will offer his sense of some of the more serious flaws and suggest four significant transformations that we can now confirm are needed. 

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November 2009
  • Tue / Nov 17
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Making Statements: Reconstructing the Academic Presentation

A presentation, not designed to be memorable, is designed to be forgettable. Although PowerPoint driven presentations are the norm in many academic settings, its use often detracts from audience engagement and comprehension. Presenter Douglas Buller and discussant Ivan Silver look at the problem of creating compelling and informative presentations in the age of PowerPoint. We will start a new conversation on the topic by examining issues such as: the influence of PowerPoint, volume of content, tone of content, audience engagement and the use of images. Through these rounds and the conversations that follow, we would like to break new ground in the process of reconstructing the academic presentation.

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October 2009
  • Tue / Oct 13
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
"Who's Afraid of Competency-based Medical Education?"

What is "CBME" and why should you care? This session will be a provocative, facilitated discussion of the emerging issues related to CBME and the promise and perils of its coming implementation. This session will also share the findings of this summer's invitational International Collaborative Summit on CBME.

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