Professional Development for the Healthcare Educator: II. Adult Education Principles: Goals & Objectives, and Learning/ Teaching Modalities

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Date & Location
Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Buse Education Classroom, Seattle, WA


*** Enrollment for this activity is closed.***
Contact the CME office to be added to the waiting list.

Professional Development for the Healthcare Educator: A train the trainer series is designed to enhance the teaching and facilitating skills of healthcare professionals active in adult education. The principles of adult learning, mentoring, needs assessment, questioning skills, conference management, feedback, and performance evaluation will be reviewed through the series. While principles of adult learning and teaching theory will be discussed, emphasis will be made on practical application of these skills.

Although developed as a series, each session is designed to be independent of the other. While you are encouraged to attend all five sessions as your schedule permits, feel free to self-assess and take those most relevant to your personal needs.

This session: II. Adult Education Principles: Goals & Objectives, and Learning/Teaching Modalities

Objectives for Session II:

  • Describe the principles of adult education, the role of the instructor, and how these differ from child/non-adult educational principles
  • Assess the purpose of clearly constructed goals and objectives
  • Develop goals and objectives that are clearly related to a proper learner’s assessment and gap analysis
  • Compare the strengths and weaknesses of different teaching modalities (interactive lecture, small groups, workshops, simulation/practice)
  • Cite common pitfalls in writing objectives and choosing teaching modality for healthcare courses/educational projects

Teaching methods will include lecture, interactive learning, Q&A with faculty, small group discussion and workshops.

Target Audience: This course is designed for and only open to Virginia Mason health care professionals and senior residents engaged in teaching, assessing, and/or facilitating cognitive or psychomotor knowledge for adult students. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.


Accredited with Commendation

The Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSING CREDITS: Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP15905 for (Contact Hours 4.2) (Clock Hours 3.5).

Parking: Parking is not included with registration. Virginia Mason's downtown parking facilities are limited and reserved for patients, therefore we offer this map of public lots with walking routes to the Lindeman Pavilion.

Public transportation: Metro Bus routes serving the First Hill neighborhood include 2, 10, 12, 60, 193, and 303. Please consult the Metro Trip Planner for route information and schedules.