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ERIC Number: EJ1062980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
Fostering Professional Communication Skills of Future Physicians and Teachers: Effects of E-Learning with Video Cases and Role-Play
Gartmeier, Martin; Bauer, Johannes; Fischer, Martin R.; Hoppe-Seyler, Tobias; Karsten, Gudrun; Kiessling, Claudia; Möller, Grit E.; Wiesbeck, Anne; Prenzel, Manfred
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v43 n4 p443-462 Jul 2015
This study investigated the effectiveness of three different versions of a training programme on physician-patient and teacher-parent conversations for medical students and student teachers. The research questions concerned the differential effects of e-learning featuring contrastive video cases, role-play including video feedback and their combination. The training effects were tested to determine whether they were similar across both professional domains. In a randomised controlled trial (N = 168), three training conditions were prepared using a wait-list control group. The assessment of communication competence was based on videotaped communications between the participants and simulated patients/parents (i.e., trained actors). The results of planned contrast analyses corroborated the study expectations: first, a strong overall treatment effect was observed. Second, the combined condition was more effective than e-learning and role-play alone when controlling for prior knowledge and cognitive ability. Third, e-learning proved more effective than role-play. Exploring interaction effects indicated that student teachers benefited more from the training than medical students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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