ERIC Number: ED104322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Educational Strategies for the Health Professions. Public Health Papers No. 61.
Miller, George E., Ed.; Fulop, Tamas, Ed.
Because of the constant increase in knowledge, students can no longer be taught all they need to learn. The focus of education must therefore shift toward assisting them to learn how to learn, how to be independent, and how to equip themselves to cope with an ever changing environment. One of the nine papers presented describes a method by which teachers can facilitate learning. Another urges that teachers should give up their traditional role as purveyors of information and instead help students to define the objective of each learning experience and identify the methods of learning they must adopt. Teachers must also appraise each student's progress toward the educational goals set, and this raises the question of examinations, which is dealt with in another paper. There is also a discussion of the appraisal of the teachers themselves in the light of how they are perceived by the students, of the process of teaching, and of the end products of that teaching process. Other subjects covered included the teaching of large groups, the dynamics of learning groups, and an assessment of what has been achieved by educational science in a specific university medical school. (MJM)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Methods, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Medical Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).