Prerequisites

Participants should have a role in health professions teaching

About this course

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This education and teacher training course provides teaching strategies for health professional teachers that can be applied directly and immediately to their teaching context and practice.

Clinical teaching tools will be discussed through videos and helpful resources will be provided. Participants will also learn about asking effective questions in order to help promote active learning.

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What you'll learn

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  • Asking effective questions
  • Clinical Teaching Tools
  • Learner-centric teaching

Level 2 – Teaching Tools

Week 1: Clinical Teaching Tools
The goal of this module is to provide you with a few useful strategies or approaches that can be used in clinical education encounters. The two frameworks have been well-studied for enhancing case-based teaching and learning.

Week 2: Asking Effective Questions : Knowledge and Comprehension
Active learning can be promoted through effective questioning of learners. In addition to promoting learning, asking questions provide teachers with valuable information about the learner; this can inform feedback and assessment. Therefore the use of questions can be a time efficient way to teach in that there is the opportunity for teaching, learning, and assessment to take place in the same interaction with a learner. This module will focus on using questions to promote knowledge and comprehension.

Week 3: Asking Effective Questions : Application and Analysis
This module will focus on using questions to promote application and analysis.

Week 4: Asking Effective Questions : Synthesis and Evaluation
This module will focus on using questions to promote synthesis and evaluation.

Meet your instructors

Marcus Law
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Toronto
Karen Leslie
Professor, Department of Paediatrics
University of Toronto

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