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Theories of Education

Exploring cognitive integration of basic science and its effect on diagnostic reasoning in novices

Integration of basic and clinical science knowledge is increasingly being recognized as important for practice in the health professions.

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  • Integrated Instruction
Source Kristina Lisk, Anne M. R. Agur, Nicole N. Woods, Perspect Med Educ. 2016 Jun; 5(3): 147–153.

Developing the experts we need: Fostering adaptive expertise through education

Three key educational approaches have been shown to foster the development of adaptive expertise: learning that emphasizes understanding, providing students with opportunities to embrace struggle and discovery in their learning, and maximizing variation in the teaching of clinical concepts. There is solid evidence that a commitment to these educational approaches can help medical educators to set trainees on the path towards adaptive expertise.

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  • Adaptive Expertise
Source Maria Mylopoulos, Kulamakan Kulasegaram, Nicole N Woods (2018) J Eval Clin Pract 674-677

Seven-Step Framework for Critical Analysis and Its Application in the Field of Physical Therapy

The purpose of critical analysis is to invite and promote dialogue that assists physical therapist clinicians, researchers, and students to arrive at new insights about the impacts of their day-to-day actions.

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Source Stephanie A. Nixon, Euson Yeung, James A. Shaw, Ayelet Kuper, Barbara E. Gibson

Paradigms of Education

Introduces six prevalent and relevant paradigms for health professions education. We define paradigm as a system of thought about educational purposes and practices.

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Source Centre for Faculty Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto (2019)

Teaching for Transformation

Introduces and inspires a transformative education approach with a focus on critical pedagogy. Provides activities to support your understanding and provide practical tools for education practice

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  • Transformative Education
Source Centre for Faculty Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto (2018)

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