Residency

Tip of the week: Implement two types of learning activities

Residency Program Insider, March 27, 2012

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The program information form (PIF) asks for information on both cognitive and didactic learning activities. All programs must make an effort to have them in mind when examining or altering the curricula.

Residents acquire knowledge through reasoning with cognitive learning activities, while didactic learning activities involve guided instruction on a topic. Directors and coordinators must know the difference between the two and organize them accordingly.

Coordinators can be instrumental in developing activities to ensure residents have each. For example, a question and answer format with audience response systems or game show format such as Jeopardy can be both fun and productive towards the PIF.

This week’s tip is from The Residency Coordinator’s Handbook, Second Edition by Ruth Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME.

 



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