For the past 20 years the professional guild of healthcare educators has been increasingly leveraging adult learning theory in the development of content and in the delivery of content to clinician learners. And every few years a meta-analysis is published exploring the impact of this education on knowledge change or
Focus groups have been longed used to collect information, from market research, to educational research, to guideline-building consensus development. What strikes me is that in each of these models the emphasis has been on what the groups can provide the organizers - the information gatherers. In recent years my focus
One of the most common challenges we get from partners who are integrating our natural learning actions research into their educational plans is whether the model is applicable (or necessary) in case-based or problem-based initiatives.
Before we explore the answer to this question I thought it is worth the time to
For as long as I have been teaching, creating medical education, or even funding education there has always been one assumption that has bothered me about what we broadly refer to as 'adult learning,' and that is the assumption that adults KNOW how to learn. This assumption is all the
A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lawrence Sherman as part of the ReachMD lifelong learning series produced in conjunction with the Alliance for CEhp. The interview is airing all this week on ReachMD (channel 167 on SiriusXM) and the podcast is available for download
Over the course of writing #SocialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview dozens of clinicians who expressed the challenges they face with lifelong learning. As currently designed, the great majority of medical education opportunities provide isolated learning experiences - a
Over the past year as I have been building the 'Natural Learning Actions' model I have had the opportunity to speak with a whole host of medical educators and learners. One of the areas of medical education research that has consistently come up in these conversations is how a learner's
I have been a big fan of BJ Fogg for going on two years now since I first met him at a conference at Stanford in the summer of 2011. In my opinion, Dr. Fogg's work on behavior change has the ability to significantly impact much of what we know about
I have gotten a lot of great feedback on a blog post I wrote last summer on my person blog, 'I tweet because it simplifies learning.'
In that post I talk about what I call the 3R's of adult learning: recording, reexposure, and redistribution and I talk about how we must
Over the past year I have interviewed well more than 100 clinicians and educators to better understand how they learn, and how they employ what I have come to call the four natural learning actions. These structured conversations have been enlightening - and if you are interested in participating in