Is it YOU? Is it THEM? Is it the CURRICULUM? You know that you taught it, so why don’t they remember? Why is it so difficult for good teachers to connect with some students? You love to teach, but does it have to be so frustrating? Keeping it fun and lively, Rom Duckworth shows why the “Curse of Knowledge” can actually make it harder for the most experienced educators to reach their students. Attendees will learn the origins and current applications of adult education theory as well as new ideas as to what makes in-formation “sticky” to students. Most importantly, this program presents instructors with the techniques to troubleshoot training program issues and keys to motivating students who don’t seem to otherwise respond to your best efforts.</b>
-Interactive Role Play
Learning Objectives: Students will learn:
-How to improve not just test scores, but the also retention of knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge in real-world emergency services.
-How to conduct an assessment of learning factors pertinent to an entire education pro-gram, a single class or even a specific student.
-The selection and use of different motivators, presentation types and activities in the EMS classroom.
-How to follow the path of development from “Trainer” to “Instructor” to “Educator”.
-How the application of higher education theories such as Perry’s “journey of growth” from received knowledge to constructed knowledge is critical to create effective EMS field care providers.
Notes: Updated for 2011. As seen in EMS World online and the EMS EduCast Podcast.