Effective Learning & Teaching in Medical, Dental, & Veterinary Education

Effective Learning & Teaching in Medical, Dental, & Veterinary Education

Effective Learning & Teaching in Medical, Dental, & Veterinary Education

Effective Learning & Teaching in Medical, Dental, & Veterinary Education

Synopsis

This book covers all of the key issues concerning the effective teaching in medical, dental and veterinary education. It includes contributions from a wide range of experts in the field, with a broad and international perspective. It includes material on teaching and the support of learning; effectively using learning materials and Information Technology in clinical education; assessment; developing effective learning environments; developing reflective practice and personal development.Contents: Introduction; Opportunities in clinical teaching; Collaborative learning, collegiality and critical thinking; Communication skills: on being patient centered; Linking the generic with the specialist; The curriculum; Assessment; Large group teaching and interactive lecturing; Small group teaching and problem-based learning; Using IT and online learning; Supporting students; Innovation in the laboratory; Facilitating learning in clinical environments; Developing reflective practitioners; Institutional benchmarking and quality issues; The future of clinical education.

Excerpt

We would like to thank Sally Brown, Series Editor of this series of Effective Learning and Teaching books and Jonathan Simpson from Kogan Page for commissioning us to edit this book, and the support given to us throughout its production. We developed the book outline and have been delighted with the enthusiasm with which the contributers have tackled their remit and augmented the original concepts. We are particularly pleased to have contributions from Scandinavia, the Caribbean and Australia in addition to those from the United Kingdom, including England, Scotland and Wales and thank them all for their efforts. We would also like to thank both students and colleagues who have provided us with food for thought and encouragement: in particular John Ackers, Jeff Wilson and Ronald Brown and John Wetherell. Finally we are indebted to Sir Kenneth Calman, President of the ilt for writing a preface.

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