ERIC Number: EJ864812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
A Different Set of Classrooms: Preparing a New Generation of Clinicians
Jackson, Catherine A.; Woolsey, Janice D.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2009 n1 2009
Educating the Millennial generation, a cohort of students accustomed to rapid transmission of ideas in the digital age, has necessitated changes in traditional educational and clinical training techniques. Four innovations in curriculum and instruction are discussed which capitalize on the skills of this generational group. These are: 1) introduction of online learning activities linking current literature to clinical observation and analysis; 2) use of peer mentoring in clinical education; 3) increasing use of problem-based learning activities, and 4) implementation of a educational tools which are delivered outside of a traditional classroom format (e.g. a new clinician "Boot Camp"). The importance of tailoring learning activities to the skills and expectations of clinicians, faculty and community supervisors is reviewed as it relates to these changes in clinical preparation for speech-language pathologists.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Activities, Problem Based Learning, Speech Language Pathology, Training Methods, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Peer Evaluation, Technology Integration, Mentors, Field Experience Programs, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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Education Level: Higher Education
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