Job roles of the 2025 Medical Educator

Journal Club Article: Simpson, D., Marcdante, K., Souza, K. H., Anderson, A., & Holmboe, E. (2018). Job roles of the 2025 medical educator. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 10(3), 243-246. Keywords: future ready, adaptability, devices, future systems, curator, role model, medical educator. Background: Need to understand these changes and design education to be consistent with the roles…

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Peyton’s 4 Step Approach for Skills Teaching

We have all either delivered or been on the end of a “see one, do one” or “do one, teach one” approach to learning, often delivered in simulation with the aim for skill development. But maybe we should add another two-steps into the approach and follow Peyton’s four-step method. To aid the processing of information…

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Experiential Learning: Kolb and Schon

Through discovering and reading all the different education theories, research and technology, I find myself returning to the concepts of experiential learning (hands on learning), to focus educational approach for the adult learner. The education delivered is thus more relevant, meaningful and engaging for participants and facilitators. You can add problem based and collaborative training…

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John Hattie & Visible Learning

Journal Club Article: Hattie, J. (2008). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Routledge [sample]. Background Aimed “to synthesize over 800 meta-analyses about the influences on achievement to present a more global perspective on what are and what are not key influences on achievement” (Hattie, 2008). Hattie found 138 influences of learning…

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Paulo Freire and Critical Pedagogy

“To the oppressed, and to those who suffer with them and fight at their side” (Paulo Freire).  Freire states that thinking educational practice and liberation are intertwined. Education can be humanistic and remove the shackles of the oppressed, by liberating themselves and the oppressors as well. Education should not be divorced from politics and the…

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Rosemary For The Brain

Small studies but maybe worth a try to gain that extra boost come examination time even if this works out of expectation. “A small, but growing body of research has been carried out to investigate the possible influence of the aromas of essential oils on cognition and mood in the healthy population. Given that the…

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Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice

Book Club: Bastable, S. (2014). Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. [link to 2nd edition] It’s good to return to the true literature (time depending) and read a holistic overview of nursing education. This USA flavored (flavoured) book covers a historical and contemporary…

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Making The Internet and Resources Accessible

This is my consideration to reviewing accessibility of this blog and to aid future creation of resources. After reading this post by Finn Gardiner on neurodiversity inclusiveness it really makes you consider how you create education items. At times I have created short video recordings and added them into YouTube for students to access, normally…

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Contrasting Perspectives on Learning: A Historical View

This historical review on student learning by Entwistle (1997) provides a focus on higher education from the experience of learning for the student from the point of view from lecturers, psychologists and educational researchers. The message, is clear and in it’s simplest form, that as educators we need to think carefully about the quality of learning…

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Bloom’s Taxonomy & Constructivism

The use of Blooms Taxonomy to provide focus for the delivery of education and meeting educational objectives is a commonly used structure. The taxonomy can aid developing curriculum learning objectives, assessments and activities to align and scaffold education delivery. Organising levels of expertise of Bloom’s taxonomy categorises and orders from simple to complex and from…

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