ERIC Number: ED105166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Improving Teaching in Medical Schools: A Practical Handbook.
Holcomb, J. David; Garner, Arthur E.
To help teachers in medical education improve their teaching skills, the book offers practical assistance and methods of improving the teaching-learning process. The first chapter, Behavioral Objectives and Improving Teaching, is devoted to the development and utilization of educational objectives and constitutes the first part of the book. Part 2 contains four chapters focusing on teaching methods. The chapter on the lecture method provides a set of guidelines for developing effective lectures and a warning against relying on the lecture method exclusively. The discussion method of teaching is considered in another chapter, and suggestions are offered on how to best utilize it. It is particularly appropriate for direct application to medical education. The chapters on independent study and self-instructional materials are designed to develop interest in the area of individualized instruction; these are of particular help in designing individualized curricula and developing independent study materials. Part 3 contains two chapters on evaluation procedures: one is devoted to designing and improving methods of evaluating students, the other to evaluating instruction. (An 11-page bibliography and a subject index are included.) (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Independent Study, Lecture Method, Medical Education, Programed Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62717 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Books
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