Effective Feedback Process

Journal Club Article: Hardavella, G., Aamli-Gaagnat, A., Saad, N., Rousalova, I., & Sreter, K. B. (2017). How to give and receive feedback effectively. Breathe, 13(4), 327-333. Feedback Types informal formal formative summative Feedback Importance “it seems that learners value feedback more when it is given by someone they respect as a role model. Appropriate feedback contributes significantly…

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Journal Club: The Inevitable Reimagining of Medical Education

Reference: Emanuel EJ. The Inevitable Reimagining of Medical Education. JAMA. Published online February 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1227 The End of Preclinical Classroom Instruction Move to online training Introduction of standardised tests Competency-based assessments Reduction of in-person lectures Online approach offers flexibility Offer a series of short—about 6 to 15 minutes—video sessions, each covering 1 or 2 major points…

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Education & Productivity Technologies

In this critical time for healthcare we need to work smart and use time wisely. Here are some amazing resources to consider from the ALiEM team on education technologies: Real-time Video-Conferencing (for synchronous teaching and learning) Live from the Recording Studio (or “How to record your videos and push to your learners”) Small-Group Conversations Digital Asynchronous Chats…

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Team of Teams New Model of Critical Care Nursing Structure

Critical care is recognised as a speciality in healthcare that is resource and workforce heavy, and that staffing and working conditions have been key nursing organisation challenges across the world (Williams, Schmollgruber & Alberto, 2006). The dynamic challenges that critical care is facing due to COVID-19 will place greater strain on nursing resources and may…

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Journal Club: Online Formative Assessment

Article: Gikandi, Morrow, & Davis. (2011). Online formative assessment in higher education: A review of the literature. Computers & Education, 57(4), 2333-2351. As an educator in higher education or hospital setting it is likely part, some or all of your education will be delivered via online or blended learning approach. An essential component of education…

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Clinician-Educator in Nursing

Listening to a discussion on development pathways for educators really highlighted some career and focus points to consider. The main area that made me reflect was that some healthcare professionals would like to develop education skills and knowledge but their clinical roles are the priority and this development is one aspect of their portfolio, not…

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Moving from face to face to an online education approach.

In such current climate concerns there is a need to look at providing education through other channels. Face to face and blended learning may need to be replaced by online learning. Here are a few tools to consider using when connecting with learners. These resources are either free, or commonly available through work or higher…

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Curriculum Design

Setting up a program of education is a daunting task. This is a great resource using creative commons licence to share knowledge around curriculum design. All the concepts can be transferred into workplace education and the step by step process provides a development process structure. O’Neill, G. (2015). ‘Curriculum Design in Higher Education: Theory to…

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Incivility in Nursing

Journal Club Article: Shen, H., Wang, H., Yan, L., Liu, W., Zhang, J., Zhou, F., … & Deng, L. (2020). Incivility in nursing practice education in the operating room. Nurse Education Today, 104366 [abstract]. We will use Twitter to follow some great discussion and experiences around “nurses eating their young”.

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Team of Teams

Book Club: McChrystal, G. S., Collins, T., Silverman, D., & Fussell, C. (2015). Team of teams: New rules of engagement for a complex world. Penguin. “Technology and human behaviours have transformed dramatically in the past few decades, but organizations have not kept up. The pace of disruption has become overwhelming and unpredictable” McChrystal Group. I must…

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