Active Learning Overview. Topics
include: what is active learning?; overview of active learning strategies;
overcoming barriers to active learning; and active learning in the
lab and clinic. Also provides links to selected additional resources.
and Discussion (links to the Traditional Teaching section).
Topics include using the discussion method and asking questions.
Provides tips on facilitating discussions, and solving the problems
that can occur. Also covers how to assess your questioning skills
and better plan your questioning. 16
Creating Group & Collaborative
Learning. Provides general resources on group and collaborative
learning (CL), as well as links to CL methods, group evaluation
strategies, selected research studies on group learning, and approaches
to online CL. Also includes links to CL Centers and selected bibliographic
resources. 26 links
Applying Problem-Based Learning.
Includes introductory materials on problem-based learning (PBL)
and selected resources on PBL methods. Covers keys issues surrounding
this approach and provides access to several online Centers devoted
to PBL. Provides several prestructured Medline search on PBL in
the health professions. 29 links
Employing Case-Based Learning.
Topics include: introduction to case-based learning; finding, designing
and evaluating cases; and methods and tools for case-based teaching.
Provides examples of several online case repositories in the health
professions plus links to additional resources. 25
Using Self-Directed/Contract Learning.
Provides introductory resources on self-directed learning (SDL)
and links to a variety of related techniques. Covers learning contracts,
educational technology and SDL, and some of the major issues surrounding
this approach. Includes several prestructured Medline searches on
this topic. 10 links