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May 2021
Education Research Council
  • Mon / May 3
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
  • ERC
EDUCATION RESEARCH COMMUNITY (ERC): Theory in quality improvement and patient safety education: A review of findings and discussion of future directions

In this session Dr. Joanne Goldman will report on findings from a scoping review of the use of theory in quality improvement and patient safety education. She will describe the range of learning and social science theories that have been used, and how they have been used in the design and/or study of these education programs. Joanne also plans to share insights about the limitations of the studies included in the review, and discuss as a group, opportunities to further develop theoretically informed quality improvement and patient safety health professions education research and practice. 

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Instructional Development
  • Mon / May 17
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 2.00 hours
  • Stepping Stones
Teaching in Synchronous Online Learning Environments (with a focus on Zoom)

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant shift to online (mostly synchronous) teaching methods. As we move from emergency teaching of the spring/summer 2020 to considering effective pedagogical principles in an online environment in the winter 2021, its important to contemplate and reflect on how best to teach in these environments. Join us for an interactive webinar on teaching in synchronous environments for small-moderate group sizes (2 - 30 learners), with a focus on Zoom.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: demonstrate interactive features of synchronous technologies (e.g. Zoom) in teaching; recite practical tips and learning considerations for online synchronous learning; contrast the advantages and disadvantages of synchronous online learning; and incorporate the learner perspective (or experience) in the design of synchronous online learning​

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Scholarship in Education
  • Wed / May 19
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
  • Stepping Stones
If, when, and how to use surveys in Education Scholarship

This workshop is for individuals (or groups) working within health care, education and academic systems who are involved in (or considering) using surveys to support research, evaluation, or other education scholarship activities. The workshop will explore the reasons for conducting surveys as well as how to optimize alignment between survey methods, scholarly questions, and research paradigms. It will also examine critical and ethical considerations for the design and administration of surveys.

Through interactive activities and discussions, participants in this discussion will learn how to clarify the purpose and audience for surveys they design. Further, they will be introduced to best practices for question development, survey administration, data analysis, and interpretation.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to articulate a preliminary plan for scholarly survey design, and administration, and identify where further expertise is required. Participants will also be provided with multiple resources to support continued learning in this area.

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Scholarship in Education
  • Thu / May 20
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
  • Stepping Stones
Paradigms of Education

This workshop is for anyone involved in education design and practice. This workshop will introduce participants to six paradigms of education relevant and prevalent in health professions education.   A paradigm of education refers to a way of thinking about the purpose of education, the meaning of learning, and the roles of teachers and students. Paradigms of education influence how students are taught and assessed and what is valued and included in the curriculum.Through interactive activities we will provide an overview of each paradigm, illustrate how they are related to common education practices in health professions education and discuss how awareness of paradigmatic details and differences can support aligned teaching and assessment approaches.This workshop will help participants take first steps toward thoughtfully engaging with education practices in relation to paradigms of education.

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June 2021
Career Development
  • Fri / Jun 18
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
  • Stepping Stones
Being a Mentee

This workshop is for those wishing to maximize the potential benefits of their existing and future mentoring relationships. There will also be on a focus on strategies that can be utilized to obtain mentorship to best meet one's evolving career development needs. The session will include a review of the core concepts of mentoring in an academic context and will engage participants in individual, small and large group work to further develop and apply these concepts.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the elements and goals of effective mentoring relationship; develop and enhance the skills required of a mentee to establish and maintain a mentoring relationship; and identify a variety of models that can be used to obtain mentoring.

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