The first In Beta “Experiments in Physiotherapy Education” unconference

The In Beta project may seem to have been quiet for the last few months but the fact is we’ve been busy organising a two-day In Beta unconference that will take place on 14-15 May 2019 at HESAV in Lausanne, Switzerland. If you’re planning on going to the WCPT conference (10-13 May) and have an […]

Postgraduate student supervision workshop

A few weeks ago I attended a seminar on postgraduate supervision, presented by some of the more experienced research supervisors on campus. While I couldn’t stay for the full session, I did manage to see two of the presenters. Here are the notes I took. Introduction (Prof. Ramesh Bharuthram) All academics will be required to complete […]

Workplace-based assessment

Yesterday I attended a workshop / seminar on workplace-based assessment given by John Norcini, president of FAIMER and creator of the mini-CEX. Here are the notes I took. Methods Summative (“acquired learning” that’s dominated assessment) and formative (feedback that helps to learn, assessment for learning) The methods below into the workplace, require observation and feedback […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-26

MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons via @zite # For once, Facebook does the right thing. # Do Students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies? via @zite # Spell checking powered by the web Noticed this improvement in Google Docs, cool to have it explained # Just got back […]

Teaching and learning workshop at Mont Fleur

A few weeks ago I spent 3 days at Mont Fleur near Stellenbosch, on a teaching and learning retreat. Next year we’re going to be restructuring 2 of our modules as part of a curriculum review, and I’ll be studying the process as part of my PhD. That part of the project will also form […]

CHEC short course: teaching and learning

Today was the first day of a short course looking at teaching and learning and is pretty innovative in that it is co-ordinated by, and open to, academics from several higher educational institutions in the Western Cape. It’s being organised by the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC). The course runs for the next month, during […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-04

U.N. Report Declares Internet Access a Human Right | Threat Level | # #saahe2011 officially over. It was a wonderful conference made possible by the participation of health educators from all over the country # Papert Being a revolutionary means seeing far enough ahead to know that there is going to be […]

Seminar on Inter-professional Education (IPE)

A few days ago I attended a lunchtime seminar on the value and impact of Interprofessional in health sciences education, presented by Professor Hugh Barr. I unfortunately couldn’t stay for the duration of the discussion, but I took a few notes while I was there. “Interprofessional education (IPE) is sophisticated”. I like this because it […]

Developing cases for Problem-Based Learning

Workshop on the development of case-based studies Facilitators: Dr. Ethel Stanley, Dr. Margaret Waterman Part of my PhD will be to look at alternative approaches to clinical education, including uses cases in problem-based learning (PBL). My specific interest is in the use of emerging technology to design and teach with those cases in small groups. […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-30

Students’ Messages to Teachers. It’s important to connect with students on a personal level # Feedback: Negative, Positive or Both? # How Do You Measure the Effectiveness of Professional Development? First wait for the cycle to complete # OER at UCT: From Project to Portfolio # The Sci-Fi Guide to Dissertation […]

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