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University of Toronto

Health Professional Teaching Skills – Level 2 – Strategies

University of Toronto via edX

Overview

This education and teacher training course provides teaching strategies for health professional teachers that can be applied directly and immediately to their teaching context and practice.

Clinical teaching tools will be discussed through videos and helpful resources will be provided. Participants will also learn about asking effective questions in order to help promote active learning.

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Syllabus

Level 2 – Teaching Tools

Week 1: Clinical Teaching Tools
The goal of this module is to provide you with a few useful strategies or approaches that can be used in clinical education encounters. The two frameworks have been well-studied for enhancing case-based teaching and learning.

Week 2: Asking Effective Questions : Knowledge and Comprehension
Active learning can be promoted through effective questioning of learners. In addition to promoting learning, asking questions provide teachers with valuable information about the learner; this can inform feedback and assessment. Therefore the use of questions can be a time efficient way to teach in that there is the opportunity for teaching, learning, and assessment to take place in the same interaction with a learner. This module will focus on using questions to promote knowledge and comprehension.

Week 3: Asking Effective Questions : Application and Analysis
This module will focus on using questions to promote application and analysis.

Week 4: Asking Effective Questions : Synthesis and Evaluation
This module will focus on using questions to promote synthesis and evaluation.

Taught by

Marcus Law and Karen Leslie

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