Ways To Build a Culture of Empathy

As ways of working have adapted to COVID-19 restrictions it’s worthwhile reflecting on how we as educators are engaging with others, especially as we move between the virtual and face to face environments. ‘Walk in others shoes’ is also an important aspect to consider as we just dont know how others are feeling or the…

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Authentic Feedback

Journal Club Article: Dawson, P., Carless, D., & Lee, P. P. W. (2020). Authentic feedback: supporting learners to engage in disciplinary feedback practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-11. Aim: How can learners be supported to engage productively in the kinds of feedback practices they may encounter after they graduate? From the learners perspective there is…

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Design tips for online teaching – get your slides right

This amazing resource By Don’t Forget The Bubbles: Top 10 slide design tips for online teaching – get your slides right. A nice refresher for presentations to “make you slides pop’. Resource Mayer, R. E. (2005). Cognitive theory of multimedia learning. The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning, 41, 31-48.

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The Huddle: A Coaching Podcast for Medical Educators

This weeks educators resource to try is The Huddle: A Coaching Podcast for Medical Educators About: “The Huddle is a dynamic and informative podcast where we discuss coaching within medicine’s professional culture. Each episode you’ll hear from a variety of experts and guests who will share their stories, successes, and setbacks providing and receiving coaching.…

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Technology: Exoskeleton

Your on your feet for 8 or 12 hours (sometimes longer!), trying to stay focused and awake through the night. How about wearing an exoskeleton to aid moving and handling to reduce injuries, save energy and remain focused? Take a read of this article by the BBC on Exoskeletan Body Armour Then watch the below…

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Towards a Theory of Online Learning

This weeks education journal club articles are by Professor Terry Anderson from Athabasca University , Canada and the focus is all around looking at developing our skills in the creation of online education resources. Some key areas to focus on are the 6 types of education interation and the model of online learning: Student-Content Student-Teacher…

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Deliberate Practice

Resources Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L., & McDaniel, M. A. (2014). Make it stick. Harvard University Press. Ericsson, K. A., Krampe, R. T., & Tesch-Römer, C. (1993). The role of deliberate practice in the acquisition of expert performance. Psychological review, 100(3), 363. Nursing Education Network. (2017). Deliberate Practice: Practice Like You Play. Nursing Education Network. (2019). 12 Tips…

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Journal Club: Evaluation of Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training Using Kirkpatrick’s Framework

This is a quick resource for those in education looking at measuring their training with the aim to achieve a clinical outcome, not just behaviour or attitude. You may also have the intention to conduct education research and so need clear outcome measures. From the simulation world this article hits the rare outcome of clinical…

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Teaching Learning Activities (TLA’s)

There are many other ways of encouraging appropriate learning activities that remove passive learning Traditional: Lecture & tutorial model. Alternatives to provide richer source of learning activities. include: interactive group work (think, pair and share. Set a problem or a question around a certain topic) peer teaching (to teach is to learn twice, reinforces learning)…

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Will This Be On The Test?

Journal Club Article: Godin, S. (2016). Will this be on the test: Rethinking online education. The Startup. Step 1: Read the journal club article above Step 2: Consider the courses you run or about to develop and is there any potential for change in how you would like to deliver them? Step 3: What are…

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