March 13-14, 2019
Theme: Improving Learning Environments in the Health Professions:
What do we know and how can we do it?
Overall Objectives:Participants will be able to:
- Identify the key components of the learning environment
- Describe strategies used to improve the learning environment
- Articulate a vision for an optimal learning environment
Educators, researchers, and accreditors have all highlighted the importance of the learning environments (LE) in health professions education; yet, there is little uniformity about definitions and measuring instruments. This presentation builds on the results of a 2018 national consensus conference convened by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation titled: Improving Learning Environments for the Health Professions. Dr. Irby chaired this conference and Dr. van Schaik co-authored a vision paper about exemplary learning environments. They will share a new framework for understanding learning environments, provide specific examples of interventions designed to create a positive environment for learning, offer suggestions for creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment, and engage participants in activities that help them apply these ideas to their own environment.
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