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Preparedness for practice: The perceptions of medical graduates and clinical teams

Feb 02, 2012

Despite years of innovative teaching and learning, new technologies for learning, extensive curriculum mapping in outcomes based curricula and a mutiple approach to assessment, we still have papers that are pointing out how recent graduates profess to being ill-prepared for practice. This paper adds to the increasing number of papers on this subject.

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Games+Learning+Society (GLS) 8.0

Feb 02, 2012

The GLS Conference is the premier event in the field of videogames and learning. Now in its eighth year, this grassroots "indie" event is evolving to include innovative content formats and new programming. The GLS Conference is one of the few destinations where the people who create high-quality digital learning media can gather for serious discussion about what is happening in the field and how the field can serve the public interest.

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The Effective Preceptor

Feb 01, 2012

In this video Stephen S. Davis discuss the three keys of effective precepting.

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Director of Assessment and Evaluation

Jan 31, 2012

The Office of PGME in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University is seeking applications for a Director of Assessment and Evaluation.

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The Association for the Advancement of Computing In Education (AACE) Call for Papers

Jan 31, 2012

The AACE invites authors to submit work for consideration for the following journals: - International Journal on E-Learning Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (IJEL); - Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching (JCMST); - Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR); - Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH); - Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE); - AACE Journal (electronic); - Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education (CITE).

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Edinburgh International Course in Medicine for the Older Adult

Jan 30, 2012

This five day long course is aimed at non-UK based consultants, specialists and senior trainees in Older Adult Medicine and will provide an opportunity to discuss clinical issues in Elderly Care with a focus upon the ageing heart, delirium, dementia and depression, stroke, surgery and the Elderly, and Parkinson's Disease. The course is approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and is expected to attract delegates from around the world.

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Unique design features of the FAIMER fellowship in health sciences education

Jan 27, 2012

The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) promotes medical education and research internationally.

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Medical students as teachers in clinical skills training

Jan 27, 2012

The learning pyramid suggests learners retain more than 90% of what they learn when they teach someone else compared to just 30% retention from a demonstration. This article describes a research study promoting the learning by teaching method among medical students.

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