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June 2012
  • Tue / Jun 5
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Building Teaching Capacity: A Multi-year Professional Learning Partnership

    Strategies for building teaching capacity have been an important area of research and practice for many educational leaders. In this session Professor Rolheiser highlights the importance of partnering with other educators in building such capacity. Since 2002, in the Initial Teacher Education Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, she has led a series of professional learning partnership projects between university instructors and field-based educators. The Inquiry Into Practice Series, based on a collaborative inquiry approach, has strengthened the commitment to teacher education program principles and benefited all participants by deepening understanding about a range of educational themes and issues related to improving practice. This session will include a review of the core features of this multi-year initiative, while highlighting key challenges and outcomes achieved. In particular, an emphasis will be placed on scholarly work that helps create products that are relevant, practical and sustainable. Reflections will be shared regarding the importance of high quality professional learning models that support capacity building, enhance teaching and learning, and are responsive to changing and complex educational demands and contexts.

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May 2012
  • Tue / May 8
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
The Noise: Exploring where we look in health professions education research

    We often discount the 'noise' in our interventions as confounding and a reminder of our lack of control in education research. But what happens when we notice that noise and explore what resides there? This session will focus on two projects on the use of simulation in health professions education. First, I will examine the results of a comprehensive systematic review of simulation-based instruction, with attention to strengths and weaknesses of the research evidence. Second, I will show how I used lessons from cognitive psychology to capture the noise in a recent research project.

    While the focus will be on studies of self-regulation and how health professionals endeavour to learn with simulation technologies, the take home messages likely have broad practical implications for many facets of health professions education research. The aim is to catalyze a discussion of how we can learn from the noise when conducting research. 

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April 2012
  • Tue / Apr 3
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Students and Faculty as Partners in Innovation: The e-Faculty Development Project

    The session will describe an exciting, collaborative initiative between students and faculty to develop an online curriculum for teacher education. This project involves the creation of a series of short modules employing the latest multimedia to cover highly relevant topics such as effective role modeling, providing feedback, small group facilitation and digital professionalism. Beginning this spring, this curriculum will be available for on-demand use by faculty via the internet.

    At the end of the session, participants will have a greater appreciation for the value of student-teacher collaboration in faculty development. There will also be a deeper understanding of the role of innovative technologies in education and the challenges presented by the internet revolution, such as social media and privacy.

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March 2012
  • Tue / Mar 20
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Supporting learning in clinical settings: insights from a work-based learning perspective

    Learning on the job is a significant aspect of clinical training and on-going professional development. Socio-cultural approaches to work-based learning offer insight into the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are learnt through work activity. Explanatory models help us to conceptualise clinical settings as learning environments and raise questions about the degree to which they afford opportunities for learning. Examples of research from the field including the learning of novice clinical teachers will be presented together with the implications for medical educators in supporting learning through work activity.

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February 2012
  • Tue / Feb 7
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
The Use of Custom Designed Educational Networking in Health Profession Education: R U ready 2 teach 2mro's students?

    Marked by an increased use and familiarity with communications, media, and digital technologies, the new generation of “millennial” learners is both digitally savvy and technologically literate. Educational platforms have been shifting towards the use of computer-based learning. In health professions education, there is a notable lag in accommodating this cohort of trainees and training curricula rarely provide learning opportunities in their “native language” of digital technology. Over the past 5 years in our collaborative group has been exploring the use of educational networking to augment teaching of technical clinical skills to health professionals. In our work, educational networking is broadly defined as the use of social networking for educational practice, thus a subset of computer-based learning.

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November 2011
October 2011
  • Tue / Oct 4
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Faculty Development and Art as tools for Peacebuilding

Carol Ann Courneya has been involved in the planning, development and recently implementation of a unique medical education project in Kathmandu Nepal for the past 9 years. Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) is a newly opened medical school whose mission is to admit, train and graduate doctors that will practice in rural Nepal. The larger aim is to reduce disparity of urban vs. rural health services, one of the things that led to the decade long civil war in Nepal. This talk will elaborate on the role played by faculty development in linking medical education to peacebuilding. She will also talk about the potential role for Art in medical education at PAHS! 

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