Presented by Nancy McNaughton, Walter Eppich & Ryan Brydges
Friday 10th November 2017 14:00 GMT
This free webinar follows on from Part 1 on 18th October 2017


Background: Theories inform educational practices in different ways. In these two webinars we will share our experiences with different theories in simulation-based education. We will present our notion of theory as a framework of ideas that are derived from, and resonate with educators’ worldviews.

The following theories and their application in simulation will be highlighted: Cognitive-based theories in designing simulations, Cultural-Historical Activity Theory in debriefing practices, ‘normative theory’ and its value in orienting educators to cultivate a disposition for learning, fidelity as a sensitizing concept in simulation design and practice and finally critical theory as a lens for simulation-based education design and implementation.

Aim: To examine the value of different theoretical perspectives on simulation design and application and to broaden our understanding about the educational foundations that support simulation as a robust educational methodology.

Who: The sessions address educators, who are interested in creating learning opportunities for their students that reach beyond the mere acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes.

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