Transforming Lectures: Strategies for Interactive Large Group Learning

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Transforming Lectures: Strategies for Interactive Large Group Learning

Title/Topic:

Mini Symposium: Transforming Lectures: Strategies for Interactive Large Group Learning

 

Presenter(s):

Antoinette S. Peters, PhD, Associate Professor of Population Medicine

David H. Roberts, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Randall W. King, MD, PhD, Harry C. McKenzie Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD, Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education

 

Date/Time:

Wednesday, November  14, 2012

2:00 to 4:30 pm

 

Location:

HMS Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) Amphitheatre

260 Longwood Avenue

 

Target Audience:

All HMS faculty are invited to attend and eligible to participate.

 

Overview/

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the limitations of traditional lectures in terms of retention and transfer
  • Design and critique several approaches to enhance interactivity in large group learning
  • Propose means of integrating interactive large group teaching into the HMS curriculum

Course Director:

Richard Schwartzstein, MD

 

Course Planner(s):

Antoinette S. Peters, PhD, David H. Roberts, MD, Randall W. King, MD, PhD

 

 

Overview

 

2:00 to 2:15 pm

Welcome and framing introductory remarks: What is the value of large group teaching and how can we improve it?

Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education
Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School

Antoinette S. Peters, PhD
Associate Professor of Population Medicine
Associate Director, Academy Center for Teaching & Learning

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2:15 to 3:00 pm

Preparation for interactive large group teaching and learning: What must happen before class?

 

Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education
Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School

David H. Roberts, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of the Academy

  • Describe novel strategies for teachers and learners to prepare for large group teaching and learning
  • Practice writing trigger questions and readiness exercises, as an example of teacher preparation for interactive large group teaching

 

3:00 to 3:10 pm

Break

3:10 to 3:40 pm

Demonstrations of interactive large group teaching models: What models do HMS faculty use?

Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education
Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School

David H. Roberts, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of the Academy

  • Demonstrate strategies to enhance interaction during large group teaching   
  • Demonstrate use of technology in an auditorium                                                
  • Practice critical thinking during a large group learning exercise

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3:40 to 4:15 pm.

Implementation of interactive large group teaching in a new curriculum: Why not begin now?

Randall W. King, MD, PhD
Harry C. McKenzie Associate Professor of Cell Biology

  • Describe interactive models currently used at HMS
  • Discuss means of adapting strategies modeled today in current courses
  • Identify opportunities and resources needed to introduce new models

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4:15 to 4:30 pm

Summary and Next Steps

Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medical Education
Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School

 

 

 

Accreditation:  

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity