Constructive Alignment

This practical advice about the translation of theoretical perspectives of Constructive Alignment (CoAl) into real practice at course, programme & institutional levels from Maastricht University Institute for Education Innovation (EDLAB). Resource: Maastricht University Institute for Education Innovation (EDLAB): Constructive Alignment. “Constructive Alignment refers to an approach to instructional design by Biggs & Tang (2011) that integrates:…

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Operate Twice, Cut Once

This Tedx Talk shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike reproductions of real patients, so they can practice risky surgeries ahead of time. Additional Resources Meet The Avatars:Virtual Reality & Virtual Reality 3D Virtual Learning Virtual Reality for Learning

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Changing Education Paradigms

Watch this fantastic RSA Animate taken from a speech given by Sir Ken Robinson around the whole education system and its intended purpose. More on Ken Robinson: Creativity Expert

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Pimping in Education

Journal Club Article: Kost, A., & Chen, F. M. (2015). Socrates was not a pimp: changing the paradigm of questioning in medical education. Academic Medicine, 90(1), 20-24. Socratic Method Is a dialogue between teacher and students, instigated by the continual probing questions of the teacher, in a concerted effort to explore the underlying beliefs that shape the…

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Model’s of Praxis

This post started with an approach to look at praxis as part of change management but praxis appears to be much more than a single theory. Praxis or Process “Praxis (from Ancient Greek) is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. Praxis may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising,…

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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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