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ERIC Number: ED521385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-12
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
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Literature Review of Residents as Teachers from an Adult Learning Perspective
Blanchard, Rebecca D.; Hinchey, Kevin T.; Bennett, Elisabeth E.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, Apr 8-12, 2011)
Academic medical centers represent the intersection of higher education and workforce development. However residents often utilize traditional pedagogical approaches learned from higher education settings that fail to translate with adult learners. The purpose of this study is to synthesize literature on resident teachers from the perspective of adult learning--particularly the concept of andragogy--to provide insight for improving medical education. This integrative literature review relies on one aspect of adult learning--Malcolm Knowles' (1984) tenets of andragogy--as a theoretical framework. Articles are pulled from eight databases using keywords of "residents as teachers" and "adult learning." Data was synthesized from articles which identified skills and characteristics of resident teachers either as a framework or as part of their residents-as-teachers curriculum. Results of this review present these characteristics as mechanisms for achieving the five tenets of Knowles' (1984) model of adult learning. This study is relevant, as it connects andragogy with medical education and posits that teaching skills be more clearly conceptualized for faculty and residents and incorporated into their respective curricula. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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