Transforming a Medical School Through Active Learning Principles

ID: 36077 Type: Brief Paper: Other
  1. John Jackson, University of Virginia School of Medicine, United States

Wednesday, June 27 2:45 PM-3:05 PM Location: Mount Yale View on map

Presider: Joy Fraser, Athabasca University, Canada

Abstract: Transformation of a medical school from a primarily lecture based curriculum to a learner centered, active learning model requires multi-dimensional institutional change and planning. This case study describes the steps and results of facility planning, curriculum redesign and faculty development across a seven-year period. Active learning facility design strategies are described, along with matching curricular design approaches that result in an integrated, multi-disciplinary active learning based curriculum. The challenges of organizational change and the related faculty development are discussed.

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