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ERIC Number: ED400729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 16
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Long-Term Impact of Faculty Development Workshops.
Nasmith, Louise; And Others
This study assessed the long-term effects on teaching approaches, acquired knowledge, and attitudes regarding small group teaching exhibited by faculty members who attended a 2-day workshop on Small Group Teaching. Each participant in the study was a physician on the faculty of the McGill University Department of Family Medicine and had attended one of several workshops given by the Faculty Development Committee of the Department between the years of 1988 and 1993. Ten study participants were randomly selected from the 47 faculty members who attended, and ten control subjects were selected from the remaining faculty. Objectives of the workshops were to develop small group leadership skills and greater awareness of group dynamics. Participants were monitored for 6 months to 5 years afterwards to measure changes in cognitive learning, teaching behaviors, and attitudes. Three distinct instruments were employed to collect data relating to the three areas of learning. Despite not achieving noticeable statistical differences on all the instruments, several interesting trends did emerge which stack up in favor of participants who attended the faculty development workshops. The experimental group exhibited more specific small group teaching behaviors and greater knowledge about small group teaching than the control group. The experimental group also expressed more appreciation of small group teaching and a greater interest in learning more about group dynamics and teaching techniques than did the control group. (Contains 22 references.) (PRW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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