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Learning-Centered Teaching: Coordinating Evidence-Based Teaching with Evidence-Based Learning

Learning-Centered Teaching: Coordinating Evidence-Based Teaching with Evidence-Based Learning

Todd Zakrajsek

Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

Date: August 31, 2015

Overview

Most faculty members understand that lecturing is not as effective as active/engaged learning. However, many clinician educators continue to struggle with how best to proceed from delivering lectures to creating truly innovative and engaging learning environments. In addition, although medical students are bright individuals, little attention has been paid to better understanding effective learning strategies and then passing that information on to our students. In this session, active and engaged learning will be used to demonstrate how effective evidence-based teaching practices can be aligned with effective evidence-based learning strategies to create situations where students enthusiastically participate, are interested in the material to be learned, and effectively contribute to their own learning. Participants will learn, through participation, how to incorporate these practices into their own teaching.

 

About the Speaker

Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Dr. Zakrajsek is also the immediate past Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.