Dorene Balmer, PhD
Wednesday 26th Jan
Designing an Engaged Learning Incorporating Learning Sciences and Evidence-Informed Educational Practices
There have been significant advances in knowledge about how people learn. However, a large knowledge-practice gap exists in medical education. This workshop will discuss findings from learning sciences and evidence from educational research relevant to teaching and learning. Through an inquiry-based learning, this workshop will guide participants to develop conceptual understanding and clear implications of learning sciences and evidence-informed educational practices for teaching and curricular design.
Thursday 27th Jan
Plenary sessions 3:
Preparing Faculty for Job Roles of the 2030 Medical Educators
"Imagineering the Education Futurists”
Key Insights from Education Research that Drive Future Medical Education
Current health care education heavily relies on information transmission or content delivery to students. Yet educational research shows that delivery is only a minor part of learning. Dr. Erik Driessen will discuss key areas of educational research relevant to medical education. In essence, it is about encouraging students to invest time in learning, and use that time as effectively as possible. Assessment, goal-oriented learning and feedback are essential ingredients, and teachers are key figures.
Friday 28th Jan
Plenary sessions 6:
Learning Context Designer, Engineer, Architect, and Implementer: Designs the ‘‘Space’’ to Optimize Growth Mindset
Medical educators are increasingly expected to design, develop and evaluation learning contexts that support a growth mindset. This session will scrutinize related terms–contexts, culture, climate, environment–and highlight the assumptions that underlie each terms and implications for designing, developing and evaluating the "space" in which learning happens. After comparing orientations toward learning (progress and growth versus performance), participants will identify strategies to design, develop and evaluate their own learning contexts in ways that optimize a growth mindset.
Friday 28th Jan