The Larner College of Medicine uses evidence-based pedagogy, much as we rely on evidence-based medicine. Active learning teaching methods rely on student engagement to construct knowledge rather than passively absorb it from an expert. The focus of an active learning session is not on faculty transferring information, but on students developing skills such as clinical reasoning, analysis, and application. We are training doctors who have the capacity to synthesize information and think critically. This teaching methodology helps form the foundation of a body of knowledge that students will recall more easily for years to come.
The Active Learning Team, part of the Office of Medical Student Education, is comprised of a director, project manager, and instructional designers. Our mission is to support faculty and course directors. Contact us today to start planning for a session.