An international trend in health professional education has seen active learning approaches to teaching and learning replacing more traditional approaches. In preparation for facilitation of active learning the teacher needs to be able to demonstrate knowledge of the theories, concepts and principles that underpin active learning. MUST Discussion :
▪ Describe active learning and justify this approach to your teaching setting and learner cohort.
▪ Discuss the theories of learning and teaching that best inform an active learning approach to teaching.
▪ Discuss considerations that must be taken into account in order to achieve active learning engagement when planning teaching sessions in a GP setting (doctors), clinical or classroom environment (nurses and midwives).
As part of this essay you will:
▪ Undertake a literature search to determine what education experts in health care practice advocate to achieve excellence in teaching and learning
Discuss the main points using the literature to substantiate your position.
This academic assignment will be marked according to a range of criteria, including:
▪ Structure and organization
discussion of terms
soundness of argument
▪ Content, including synthesis and analysis
selection of material and relevance
reference to literature
analysis and synthesis
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