Southwestern Academy of Teachers Symposium (RP1504F)

Dallas, TX US
April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 8
9:00 - noon - J. Froyd (3 hours)
Learner-Centered Instruction and Team Strategies: Building Effective Team Learning Environments
Students learning in teams is one of the most effective categories of instructional approaches. In the Differentiated Overt Learning Activities (DOLA)
framework, there are four categories: passive, active, constructive, and interactive. Of the four, research suggests that interactive learning activities may be
most effective and learning in teams is a subset of the interactive category of learning activities. However, creating and maintaining effective team learning
environments is challenging for students and for faculty members. However, faculty members may not be familiar with factors that build effective team
learning environments. Workshop participants will learn some of the most important factors for building effective team learning environments and how these
factors can be incorporated into team assignments and projects. These factors include: individual accountability, positive interdependence, face-to-face
interaction, social skills and group processing. In addition, faculty members often have questions about working with student teams. 

Concurrent sessions: 1 hour sessions
Assessment of Individuals in Team-based Activities: Applying Formative Assessment and Peer Assessment in Developing Instructional Strategies
Although many faculty members associate assessment and evaluation with testing, instructional strategies that apply formative assessment can involve
students in some of the most effective learning activities. The focus of formative assessment is providing learners deliberative practice, that is, practice with
effective feedback. However, providing each individual student effective feedback on formative assessment learning activities can take more time than
faculty members have available. One faculty-time-effective approach to provide learners effective feedback is through the use of peer assessment. The
session will examine how to develop instructional strategies and learning activities that incorporate both formative assessment and peer assessment.

Hari Raja, MD
Patient Centered Rounds- An Innovative method for conducting bedside oral presentations in the inpatient setting

Target Audience

Physicians, Faculty and Staff 

Learning Objectives

1. Develop instructional strategies for forming, starting, monitoring, and facilitating student learning teams.
2. Develop instructional strategies to incorporateive formative and peers
assessment in team-based instructional activities
3. Incoporate "Patient-Centered Rounds" into clinical instruction
4. Incorporate the “inquiry with advocacy” methodology tin didactic and
clinical instruction

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA
  • 7.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/08/2015 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/08/2015 - 4:00pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Course Directors

Kim Hoggatt Krumwiede, MA, CMI

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA
  • 7.00 Attendance


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