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  • 1. EducationIntroductionObjectivesAt the end of this module, participants should be able to:• Explain the principles of adult learning• List the differences between adult and childhood learning• Plan learning activities for an educational event• Describe the advantages and disadvantages of curriculum educational methods• State the role of feedback in educational eventsIn this presentation I have included most of the basic principles of adultlearning. These include the reasons why different approaches to learning andteaching are more successful for adults. The place of lectures, opendiscussions and closed discussions are evaluated in the context of grouplearning and advice given as to the best method to employ. Participants alreadypossess a wealth of teaching experience and growth of this knowledge providesthe potential to markedly improve your own teaching practice. Employing avariety of teaching approaches will help to maintain interest and motivationthroughout this course for all participants.Feedback and positive critiquing are dealt with in detail and the presentationends with some thought-provoking active reflection!References:Peyton JWR, editor. Teaching and Learning in Medical Practice. Rickmansworth, UK: ManticoreEurope Limited, 1998.Farrow R. ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine: Creating Teaching Materials. British MedicalJournal. 2003. 326: 921-923.Kaufman DM. ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine: Applying educational theory in practice.British Medical Journal. 2003. 326: 213 – 216.Wyer PC, Keitz S, Hatala R, hayward R, Barratt A, Montori V, Wooltorton E, Guyatt G. Tips forlearning and teaching evidence based medicine. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2004: 353.Sackett DL, Richardson WS, Rosenberg W, Haynes RB. Evidence-base medicine. How to practiceand teach EBM. Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh. rdNewball, D & Cannon R. A Handbook for Medical Teachers, 3 Edition. London: Kluwer AcademicPublishers, 1996.