ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine (ABC Series 2nd Revised edition)

ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine (ABC Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Diana Wood (editor), Peter Cantillon (editor)Paperback

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The ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine is a fully revised, succinct resource for both novice and experienced medical teachers. It is an excellent introductory text for doctors and other health professionals starting out in their careers as well as offering teaching tips and new perspectives for busy practitioners wishing to keep abreast of developments in medical education.

The ABC emphasises the teacher s role as a facilitator of learning rather than a transmitter of knowledge. It is designed to be practical and accessible and will support good teachers in becoming even better at what they do. Each chapter seeks to explain how different aspects of learning and assessment work (the theory) as well as providing descriptions of educational approaches that work (the practice).

This fully updated new edition features core medical education topics such as course design, assessment, learning in groups, feedback, and the creation of learning materials. It also includes invaluable new chapters that address many of the challenges of medical education such as dealing with students in difficulty, the teaching of professionalism in clinical settings, and how to support the development of teachers. Together, these chapters represent an authoritative guide written by a team of educational experts of international renown and is suitable for all health professional educators.

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About Author

Peter Cantillon, Senior Lecturer, Department of Medical Education, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Diana Wood, Director of Medical Education, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


Contributors vii Preface ix

1 Applying Educational Theory in Practice 1 David M. Kaufman

2 Course Design 6 John Bligh and Julie Brice

3 Collaborative Learning 10 Diana Wood

4 Evaluation 15 Jillian Morrison

5 Teaching Large Groups 19 Peter Cantillon

6 Teaching Small Groups 23 David Jaques

7 Feedback in Medical Education: Skills for Improving Learner Performance 29 Joan Sargeant and Karen Mann

8 Learning and Teaching in the Clinical Environment 33 John Spencer

9 Written Assessment 38 Lambert W T Schuwirth and Cees P M van der Vleuten

10 Skill-Based Assessment 42 Val Wass

11 Work-Based Assessment 48 John Norcini and Eric Holmboe

12 Direct Observation Tools for Workplace-Based Assessment 52 Peter Cantillon and Diana Wood

13 Learning Environment 60 Jill Thistlethwaite

14 Creating Teaching Materials 64 Jean Ker and Anne Hesketh

15 Learning and Teaching Professionalism 69 Sylvia R. Cruess and Richard L. Cruess

16 Making It All Happen: Faculty Development for Busy Teachers 73 Yvonne Steinert

17 Supporting Students in Difficulty 78 Dason Evans and Jo Brown

Index 83

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405185974
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781405185974
  • weight: 304
  • ISBN10: 140518597X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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