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SP0247 Teaching is Not an Art: It is a Skill
  1. J. Hafler
  1. Pediatrics, Yale University, New Haven, United States


The shift in medical education towards an understanding that learning is a shared process in which the student is interacting with the learning environment can be guided by core principles.[1] Teaching is not an art. It is a skill and it is a skill that can be learned. You, the instructor, create the atmosphere for your students, whether it is in the lab, at the bedside or in a lecture. In academic settings we are always teaching: we teach our patients, we teach our peers, we teach our residents and we teach our students. How do you move from being a great scientist to being a great educator? In this talk I will ask that you think with me about how you can help students learn and how you can create an effective learning environment. I will present principle-based core teaching competencies, that when activated, can create a rich and effective learning environment.


  1. Bing-You RG, Lee R, Trowbridge RL, Varaklis K, Hafler JP. Principle-based Teaching Competencies. J Grad Med Edu. Nov 2009.

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