ERIC Number: ED266729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Residents as Teachers: A Guide to Educational Practice.
Schwenk, Thomas L.; Whitman, Neal A.
A reference manual on teaching methods for medical school residents and clinician-teachers is presented. Five principles of learning for adult learners that apply to medical students, residents, and medical practitioners are identified. Attention is directed to teaching methods for lectures, grand rounds, seminars and journal clubs, teaching rounds and morning report, and bedside teaching. Information is provided on: the background of each method, how the method fits into an active/passive teacher/learner model, the objectives that are best met by each method, and typical resident teaching activities using the method. Principles that are helpful in implementing each method are discussed. For lectures, the following principles are recommended: attract and maintain attention; make only one or two major points; make the organization clear; use helpful audiovisual aids; and use a conversational speaking manner. Principles for grand rounds include: selecting an important case, selecting knowledgeable and interesting speakers, orienting speakers to discuss, not lecture, and eliciting audience participation. Principles helpful for seminars and journal clubs include constructively dealing with difficult situations, and bringing to closure both the group process and learning objectives. A list of references containing 40 items is also included. (SW)
Descriptors: Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Educational Objectives, Graduate Medical Students, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Lecture Method, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty, Seminars, Teaching Methods
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Family & Community Medicine, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. School of Medicine.