Medical & Bioscience Education Seminar Series

Lunchtime Seminars for Medical & Bioscience Educators

November 10, 2020

10:30am - 11:30am via Zoom

Achievement Goal Orientation: Aligning your goals to best adapt to challenges and engage in deep, lifelong learning

The practice of medicine involves a lifelong educational journey and one with many unforeseen twists, turns, setbacks and challenges. In addition, much of what is learned in medical school and during residency will become obsolete as new information and new understandings arise and replace older information and incomplete understandings. This session is designed to help the attendee understand achievement goal orientation which directly impacts how a person construes and reacts to these challenges. This presentation will demonstrate a functional approach for dealing with setbacks and challenges which will foster lifelong learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the difference between a Learning goal and a Performance goal.
  • Explain why a learning goal orientation results in a more functional response to negative feedback, a setback or a challenge.
  • Articulate at least one strategy for increasing your learning orientation.

 

Keith Baker, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Affairs, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School

This event is hosted by The Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab (PEARL) of the Department of Emergency Medicine in collaboration with The Departments of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and The Teaching and Mentoring Academy

 

November 9, 2020

6:45am - 7:45am via Zoom

The Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning – Improving Education for Healthcare providers

This session will review key studies on how people learn and what leads to better learning in adults. This evidence-based approach to improving our learning also frequently leads to opportunities for better teaching. Discussion of the material will enhance attendees’ understanding of how to use this evidence for better learning and, consequently, better patient care.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and use 2 strategies to improve retention of imformation by learners.
  • Describe how working memory capacity (WMC) severely limits use of new information in novice learners. This informs our expectations of novice learners.
  • Use constructivism as a strategy to enhance deeper-level learning

 

Keith Baker, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Affairs, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School

The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine - Grand Rounds Event in collaboration with The Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab and The Teaching and Mentoring Academy. 

 

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