Can emergent learning technologies support the transformation of medical ‘training’ into medical education?

Emergent technologies can impact learning and teaching in medicine, as they are suited very well to recent conceptualisations of how people learn in health care education: i.e. through inquiry based learning, problem or case based reasoning, by engaging in professional communities of practice and finally by developing literacies and skills beyond learning by rote from medical textbooks, or from transmissive large group sessions. Teaching and learning in medicine can be social and informal and in this context employing a set of emergent learning technologies can really help. The presentation will explore the potential impact of such technologies in moving towards more student-centred pedagogies in medical curricula.


Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 09:30 to 11:00