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Teaching

The Teaching section houses resources that outline best practices and key considerations in designing and teaching online and in-person curricula, paradigms and theories of education, assessment and evaluation of leaners, and more.  These resources cross different contexts (clinical, classroom, laboratory) different learner populations and different professions. Please click on the sub-category buttons above to access articles, tip sheets, guides, videos, and websites.

There are many other Offices and Centres across the system who can support you in your teaching and education needs:

  • Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) provides support and development to health professionals (and anyone working within health care) in their education roles and activities.
  • Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI)  provides support for all teaching staff and teaching assistants across the University of Toronto’s campuses and divisions.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provides support and development to health professionals in their clinical roles and activities.
  • Office of Faculty Development provides support to teachers within the MD Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine.
  • Centre for Interprofessional Education co-leads the University of Toronto’s interprofessional curriculum with 11 health sciences programs and offers professional development on collaborative healthcare and education.
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Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

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MD Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Centre for Interprofessional Education
University of Toronto at Toronto Western Hospital

The Teaching section houses resources that outline best practices and key considerations in designing and teaching online and in-person curricula, paradigms and theories of education, assessment and evaluation, and more.

Please click on the topic areas above to access articles, tip sheets, guides, videos, and more.

Teaching Resources

How to Improve Narrative Feedback

This video describes how to improve narrative feedback with medical students.

  • Video
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
Source Office of Faculty Development, MD Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

A Primer for Portfolio Academy Scholars: Facilitated Feedback

R2C2 – An evidence-informed model for facilitating performance feedback and coaching for change, adapted for use with medical students.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Mentorship and Coaching
Source Undergraduate Medical Education, Office of Faculty Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Entrustable Professional Activities for the Transition from Medical School to Residency

This report provides a list of 12 suggested EPAs for UME to facilitate the transition between medical school and residency.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
Source Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

PRIMER: Optimizing the Synchronous Online Learning Environment (SOLE)

The purpose of this PRIMER is to help teachers optimize synchronous on-line learning environments (SOLE), where teachers/instructors/ facilitators and learners are interacting together in real time.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching
Source Centre for Faculty Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto

Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19

A curated library of resources for teaching and learning remotely.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching
Source Unity Health Network Library and Information Services

Goodbye Lecture Halls, Hello Active Learning Spaces

Strategies to transform your classroom into a lively, student-centered learning environment.

  • Article
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
Source Carol Rolheiser, Kathleen Olmstead, Kelly Gordon (2019). Harvard Business Publishing Education.

Quick Guide to Teaching Online/Remotely

When moving from face-to-face to online/remote on a short timeline remember to focus on the essential learning outcomes. Communicate this to students, reassure them of your support, and be flexible in the options provided where possible.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Online
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

Teaching & Learning in the Clinical Context

Currently undergoing a curriculum renewal. The renewed TLC curriculum will support you to develop foundational knowledge and skills for clinical teaching, and learn how to be innovative and adaptable teachers in order to apply the knowledge and skills in unique and changing contexts.

  • Course
  • Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching
Source Centre for Faculty Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto

Teaching and Supervision in Virtual Care

Provides tips and guidelines for clinical teachers supervising learners across all levels of health professions who are providing virtual care.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Online
Source Centre for Faculty Development

Education Scholars Program

Builds capacity by enhancing competence in education leadership, scholarship, curriculum and teaching thus facilitating opportunities for advancement.

  • Course
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
Source Centre for Faculty Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto

Health Equity Framework and Inclusion Framework

The purpose of this framework is to promote an equitable and inclusive learning environment and to embed a health equity lens into the planning, development and delivery of education and training initiatives.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Anti-Oppression
Source Agic, B., Fruitman, H., Maharaj, A., Taylor, J., Ashraf, A., Henderson, J., Ronda, N., McKenzie, K., Sockalingam, S.Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Virtual Simulation: And Educator’s Toolkit

This new, open access e-textbook was developed as a resource to help educators and simulationists use virtual simulations with learners in all educational settings.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
Source Margaret Verkul et al. (2022). Simulation Canada

Simulation in Health Professions Education

Explore a curated list of articles and books that support clinical faculty, preceptors, and educational leaders teaching in their use of simulation.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
Source Unity Health Toronto Library Services

The Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice (SOBP)

Defines the ASPE (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice (SOBP) for those working with human role players (SPs) in Simulation.

  • Article
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Patient/Client Representation
Source Karen K, Lewis, Carrie A. Bohnert, Wendy L. Gammon, Henrike Hölzer, Lorraine Lyman, Cathy Smith, Tonya A. Thompson, Amelia Wallace, Gayle Gliva-McConvey (2017). Advances in Simulation, 2(10)

The PEARLS Healthcare Debriefing Tool

Learn how to use the PEARLS Healthcare Debriefing in simulation-based education.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Debriefing
Source Komal Bajaj, Michael Meguerdichian, Brent Thoma , Simon Huang, Walter Eppich, Adam Cheng (2018). Academic Medicine, 93(2), 336

Gathering Formative Feedback with Mid-Course Evaluations

Design, conduct, and evaluate mid-course evaluations with this guide.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Teacher Performance
  • Promotions and Teaching Dossiers
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto (2017)

Faculty Mentoring for Teaching

Explores research, tips and guides for faculty mentoring for teaching.

  • Website
  • Leadership
  • Mentorship and Coaching
  • Teacher Performance
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

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.

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

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

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

Feedback and Coaching Resources

A collection of resources to support faculty and learners to co-create a positive feedback culture in their own programs.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Mentorship and Coaching
Source Postgraduate Medical Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

CBME at University of Toronto PGME

The Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) website is designed to help support the implementation of CBME at the University of Toronto, including the Family Medicine's Triple C Curriculum, the Royal College's Competence by Design (CBD) and other innovative competency-based education initiatives.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • CBME
Source Postgraduate Medical Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

AMEE Online eAssessment

Outlines the major assessment types that are suitable for on-line assessment and makes a key distinction between formative and summative assessment.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Online
Source Reg Dennick, Simon Wilkinson, Nigel Purcell, (2010) AMEE Guide 39.

Educational Technology in Health Professions Education

Explore a curated list of articles, books and guides that support clinical faculty, preceptors, and educational leaders teaching in their use of technology in education.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Graduate Supervision
Source Unity Health Toronto Library Services

Synchronous (Live Online) Teaching and Learning

Build your online learning skills to get the most out of your online learning experience.

  • Video
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Online
Source Continuing Professional Development Office, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Accessible and Inclusive Teaching

Tip sheets that support equitable, inclusive, accessible teaching and learning.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Accessibility
Source Teaching Assistants' Training Program, University of Toronto

Teaching Online – Planning Your Next Term

As an instructor you may be planning to move one or more courses to a fully online/remote mode and facing a very short timeline for the coming term. This resource will explore key considerations and provide examples and how-to guides for course planning.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Online
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

Unity Health Toronto Patient and Family Education

The Patient and Family Education Program is available across Unity Health Toronto. Their program works with staff, physicians, and learners to create patient education resources, enhance communication, and help patients and families navigate their health care journey.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching
Source Unity Health Toronto Patient and Family Education

Teaching Excellence Competencies Model

Introduces developmental and aspirational model for clinical teachers to move from a level of foundational teaching competence to excellence in clinical teaching.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Teacher Performance
  • Clinical Teaching
Source Nirula, L., Lowe, M., Maharaj, S., McLaney, E. Parker, K. & Leslie, K.

A Guide to Developing Live Virtual Group Patient Education

Nine steps to creating a successful live virtual patient group.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Patient/Client and Family Partners
Source Unity Health Toronto Virtual Education and Patient and Family Education; University Health Network Patient Education & Engagement Program

Universal Design for Learning

Framework and resources to change the design of the learning environment rather than change the learner.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Accessibility
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

The Use of Simulation in Occupational Therapy Education: A scoping review

Simulated learning experiences are a common feature of many health professions’ pre-registration curricula. However, the use of simulation within occupational therapy is still largely undefined. This scoping review seeks to identify and summarize the available evidence exploring the use of simulation within occupational therapy pre-registration education.

  • Article
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Health Professions
Source Terry Grant, Yvonne Thomas, Peter Grossman, Liz Berragan. (2021). The use of simulation in occupational therapy education: A scoping review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 68(4).

Healthcare Simulation Dictionary, 2nd Edition

Compiles terms used in healthcare simulation to enhance communication and clarity for healthcare simulationists in teaching, education, assessment, research, and systems integration activities.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Communication and Collaboration
Source Lori Lioce, Joseph O. Lopreiato, Dayne Downing, Todd P. Chang, Jamie M. Robertson, Mindi Anderson, Desiree Diaz, Andrew E. Spain A.E., the Terminology and Concepts Working Group (2020), Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Managing Psychological Safety in Debriefings: A Dynamic Balancing Act

Examines the establishment, maintenance and re-establishment of psychological safety in simulation debriefings.

  • Article
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Debriefing
Source Michaela Kolbe, Walter Eppich W, Jenny Rudolph, Michael Meguerdichian, Helen Catena, Amy Cripps, Vincent Grant, Adam Cheng (2020). British Medical Journal BMJ Stel, 6, 164–171

Simulation Canada Course Listings

Learn how to design, deliver and debrief simulation through a series of available courses.

  • Course
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
Source Simulation Canada

Developing & Assessing Teaching Dossiers

Outlines the purpose, contents and process for developing your teaching dossier.

  • Guide
  • Leadership
  • Promotions and Teaching Dossiers
  • Teaching
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto (2017)

Exploring Faculty Developers’ Experiences to Inform Our Understanding of Competence in Faculty Development

Introduces a model that highlights 3 processes (constructing, negotiating, attuning) faculty developers engage in while enacting competence.

  • Article
  • Teaching
  • Teacher Performance
  • Competencies
Source Baker L, Leslie K, Panisko D, Walsh A, Wong A, Stubbs B, Mylopoulos M. (2018). Academic Medicine, 93, 265–273

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.

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

Assessment and Feedback in Health Professions Education

Explore a curated list of articles that support clinical faculty, preceptors, and educational leaders with feedback and assessment in person and online.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Online
Source Unity Health Toronto Library Services

Developing Learning Outcomes

Good learning outcomes emphasize the application and integration of knowledge. Instead of focusing on coverage of material, learning outcomes articulate how students will be able to employ the material, both in the context of the class and more broadly.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Learning Outcomes
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto (2014)

Guidelines for Inclusivity

These guidelines are intended to be an introduction to the topics of inclusivity, anti-racism, and anti-oppression and how these concepts can be practically integrated into medical education.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Inclusivity
Source Maxime Billick, Brandon Christensen, Jeremy Cygler, Sheliza Halani, Zoha Hassan, Sameer Kushwaha, Hayeong Rho, Nikita-Kiran Singh, Adam Suleman, Corita Vincent, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto

Support for Teaching in Health Professions Education

Explore a curated list of articles, books and journals that support clinical faculty, preceptors, and educational leaders teaching in the clinical setting.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching
Source Unity Health Toronto Library Services

Active Learning Pedagogies

Explore Active Learning Theories and how to create Active Learning Spaces.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Theories of Education
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

Teaching Strategies

Explores strategies for in-person and online teaching.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Teaching Strategies
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto

Nurse Educator

A podcast put out by the Nurse Educator Journal which is a a scholarly, peer reviewed journal for faculty and administrators in schools of nursing and nurse educators in other settings, provides practical information and research related to nursing education.

  • Podcast
  • Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Nursing
Source Nurse Educator

Teaching and Facilitation Course for Family as Faculty

The nine-module training program is rooted in client and family-centred care principles, storytelling, and experiential learning. Trained Family as Faculty employ their skills in close partnership with staff and students, and help shape research projects, external partnerships, and more.

  • Course
  • Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching
Source Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Relationships of power: implications for interprofessional education

Highlights how professionals' views of interprofessional interactions, behaviours and attitudes tend to either reinforce or attempt to restructure traditional power relationships within the context of an IPE initiative.

  • Article
  • Teaching
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Interprofessional Education
Source Baker L, Egan-Lee E, Martimianakis MA, & Reeves S. (2011). Journal of interprofessional care, 25(2), 98-104.

10 Steps to Course Development

Create the most effective program for your target market.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
Source Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

A Guide to Curriculum Renewal

Outlines the underlying principles and iterative process of renewing a curriculum.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Curriculum Development
  • Curriculum Renewal
Source Jessie Richards (for the VPIUE), Dianne Ashbourne (2017). University of Toronto

The Allan Waters Family Simulation Program

Unity Health Toronto’s state of the art Simulation Program offers quality simulation education and research opportunities, using a wide array of simulation modalities.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
Source Unity Health Toronto Allan Waters Allan Waters Family Simulation Program

The Centre for Medical Simulation Free Open Access Materials

Provides free open-access resources for healthcare simulation.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
Source The Centre for Medical Education, Harvard University

Getting Everyone to the Table: Exploring everyday and everynight work to consider ‘latent social threats’ through interprofessional tabletop simulation

Describes the development of a new variation of the established tabletop simulation.

  • Article
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
Source Ryan Brydges, Lori Nemoy , Stella Ng, Nazanin Khodadoust, Christine Leger , Kristen Sampson, Douglas M. Campbell (2021) Advances in Simulation, 6(39),

Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice

The International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL) standards are designed to advance the science of simulation, share best practices, and provide evidence-based guidelines for the practice and development of a comprehensive standard of practice.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Standards
Source International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL) Standards Committee (2021)

Peer Observation of Teaching Guide

The primary focus of this guide is formative peer observation of teaching at the University of Toronto, including in online courses.

  • Guide
  • Teaching
  • Teacher Performance
  • Classroom Teaching
Source Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation, University of Toronto (2017)

Enhanced Teacher Performance Program

Program that focuses on enhancing one’s effectiveness as a clinical or laboratory-based teacher. Faculty at any stage in their careers can engage in this short-term intensive program to maximize their teaching competencies.

  • Course
  • Teaching
  • Teacher Performance
Source Centre for Faculty Development

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.

  • Website
  • Teaching
  • Theories of Education
  • Paradigms
Source Centre for Faculty Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto at Unity Health Toronto (2019)

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