Linking Education Across Residency-training Networks (LEARN)
David Topor, Ph.D., MS-HPEd. (David.Topor@va.gov)
Andrew Budson, MD (Andrew.Budson@va.gov)
VA Boston Healthcare System
VA Boston Healthcare System Linking Education Across Residency-training Networks
Growing as an Educator Curriculum
The resources below are meant to provide a broad overview of educational theory and principles, ways to integrate these principles into your teaching, and strategies for personal and professional development.
These activities are meant to be used in conjunction with coaching sessions, which will allow for the development of additional learning activities that are tailored to specific learning needs and goals.
Introduction and Needs Assessment
SurveyMonkey needs assessment survey;
Meeting with Dr. Topor
Theory and Course
Adult learning theory
Dunlosky J, Rawson KA, Marsh EJ, Nathan MJ, Willingham DT. Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques:Promising Directions From Cognitive and Educational Psychology. Psychological Science in the Public Interest. 2013;14(1):4-58.
Animated video on how adults learn. (3 minutes)
Video on how to use learning theory to design learning experiences. (1 hour, 19 minutes)
Teaching critical thinking
Video on strategies to increases learner engagement when teaching. (1 hour)
Website provides examples of active learning activities.
Using technology to teach
Cognitive science of teaching and learning
Learning goals and objectives
Ludmerer KM. Four Fundamental Educational Principles. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2017;9(1):14-17.
Papp KK, Huang GC, Lauzon Clabo LM, et al. Milestones of critical thinking: a developmental model for medicine and nursing. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. May 2014;89(5):715-720.
Shoulders B, Follett C, Eason J. Enhancing critical thinking in clinical practice: implications for critical and acute care nurses. Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN. Jul-Aug 2014;33(4):207-214.
Video demonstrating problem-based learning. (11 minutes)
Video demonstrating steps involved in problem-based learning. (4 minutes)
Bickel J. Not Too Late to Reinvigorate: How Midcareer Faculty Can Continue Growing. Academic medicine. 2016: 91(12): 1601-1605.
Busireddy KR, Miller JA, Ellison K, Ren V, Qayyum R, Panda M. Efficacy of Interventions to Reduce Resident Physician Burnout: A Systematic Review. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2017;9(3):294-301.
Tijdink JK, Vergouwen AC, Smulders YM. Emotional exhaustion and burnout among medical professors; a nationwide survey.
BMC medical education. 2014;14:183.
Teaching learners from different generations
Assessment and Feedback:
Bing-You R, Hayes V, Varaklis K, Trowbridge R, Kemp H, McKelvy D. Feedback for Learners in Medical Education: What Is Known? A Scoping Review. Academic medicine. 2017; 92(9): 1346-1354.
Konopasek L, Norcini J, Krupat E. Focusing on the Formative: Building an Assessment System Aimed at Student Growth and Development.
Academic medicine. 2016;91(11):1492-1497.
Lockyer J, Carraccio C, Chan M, Hart D, Smee S, Touchie C, Holmboe ES, Frank JR, & on behalf of the ICBME Collaborators. Core principles of assessment in competency-based medical education.
Medical teacher. 2017; 39(6): 609-616.
Norcini JJ, McKinley DW. Assessment methods in medical education.
Teaching and teacher education. 2007;23(3):239-250.
Ramani S, Krackov SK. Twelve tips for giving feedback effectively in the clinical environment. Medical teacher. 2012;34(10):787-791.
Video providing an overview of assessment and evaluation in health professions education. (50 minutes)
Video re-enactments of standardized patient exams. (16 minutes)
Video describing how assessment is linked to increased quality of clinical care. (1 hour, 14 minutes)
Achieving personal and professional goals