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Psychologically Safe Learning Environments

Psychologically Safe Learning Environments

Our learning environments can include the classroom, the bedside, the busy hallway, the Zoom room, the learning portal, and the list goes on. How do we establish these “spaces” to optimize the potential for learning? What choices can we make as educators that increase psychological safety in any learning environment?

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Description

Appropriate for health professions educators across teaching contexts, this interactive workshop will deepen understanding of the importance of psychological safety in learning, and generate practical strategies participants can apply in their own contexts.  There is an increasing amount of evidence that psychological safety is essential to optimize the potential for learning - with implications for a learner’s cognitive load, stress response and retention.  Health professions education historically has not always prioritized psychological safety, and in some instances, popular strategies have even directly diminished a sense of psychological safety for the learner.  Also, psychological safety may have inaccurately been framed as undermining of educational rigor - which is important to challenge as educators. 

With the pressures of time and resources on our educational and clinical environments, educators may struggle to find ways to define the learning environment and put in place strategies that will facilitate a more psychological safe environment.  This workshop aims to bring awareness and understanding to educators to feel more equipped and adaptive towards how they establish these environments. In this workshop facilitators and participants will engage in discussion exploring and conceptualizing psychologically safe learning environments, creating space for dialogue and more.

After this 3 hour workshop participants will walk away with: 

  1. A richer understanding of psychological safety;

  2. Steps to efficiently establish, define and/or negotiate their learner environments for themselves and their learners;

  3. Various resources and best practices for creating space for dialogue and psychological safety.

Program Details

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Event Details

  • June 4, 2024
    5:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
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    Start date: Jun 4
    Duration: 3 hrs
    Location: Online
    Cost:
    Offers:
    • Stepping Stones 2022-2024 Discount: Free
    • Stepping Stones 2023-2025 Discount: Free
    • CFD Member Discount (2 workshops): Free
    • $50.00 incl. Tax
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    Stepping Stones, Workshop, loc_virtual
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