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Educator Ignite: Giving and receiving effective feedback, encouraging critical thinking, and reduced clinical placement pilot Webinar
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a. Throw away the sandwich: Giving and receiving effective feedback

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Are you constantly finding yourself in situations where you need to provide feedback to others? Whether you're training a new colleague on the job, performing formal student training or muddling through performance appraisals, you will often find yourself in a position where you need to give feedback. The problem is, most of us never receive any formal training on how to do this effectively. You have probably heard of the sandwich method and other similar techniques used to give constructive feedback. We are asking you to throw away the sandwich into the metaphorical compost bin and learn better ways to approach the difficult task of giving feedback to others.

 

b. Encouraging critical thinking in learning and teaching

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The world becomes a better place as we develop critical thinking processes, both individually and collectively. We probably can't change the world, but we can work within our sphere of influence, the medical laboratory, to make small changes that have great impact. Whether orienting a new colleague, training a student or teaching in the classroom, we are all educators. As educators, we have a responsibility to make sure we are explicitly clear about our meaning, intention and expectations if we want positive outcomes. Consider this idea: teaching = learning. To effectively teach in complex environments, the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains of learning all need to be addressed. What does this look like, and how do we know whether we've accomplished our goals? Come to this session, and together we will explore strategies and methods for encouraging critical thinking and the development of intellectual traits and virtues.

 

c. A pilot project with drastically reduced clinical placement weeks in medical laboratory science

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CSMLS has identified a massive gap between national output of new technologists and predicted retirements. While schools and employers readily agree that it is essential to increase enrollment in the programs, the commitment of resources and, in particular, more clinical placements has not materialized. The Michener Institute of Education at UHN has successfully piloted a model to place more students in a paired peer-learning system for shorter rotations at one site and is now ready to offer this to an expanded list of suitable placement sites.  The win-win scenario is significantly more students rotating through a site with minimal, if any, increase in teaching hours by clinical staff. The saved time can be invested in activities of mutual benefit to both students and the site.

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a. Throw away the sandwich: Giving and receiving effective feedback

At the end of this segment you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics of an effective feedback interaction
  • Describe how feedback can be used to improve professional practice
  • Distinguish between examples of poor and effective feedback
  • Utilize strategies discussed in the session to provide effective feedback to colleagues, employees and students in a professional setting

Speakers: Valentin Villatoro, MEd, BSc (MLS), MLT and Amanda VanSpronsen, MSc, BSc (MLS), MLT

Amanda VanSpronsen is an associate professor in medical laboratory science at the University of Alberta, and her research interests include MLT professional development and appropriate laboratory utilization.

Valentin Villatoro completed his MEd in Health Sciences Education, and he continues to build his expertise in pedagogy and ways to engage learners.

 

b. Encouraging critical thinking in learning and teaching

At the end of this segment you will be able to:

  • Explore strategies and methods for encouraging critical thinking
  • Gain theoretical knowledge through presentation and small group activities
  • Draw on your experience as a learner and teacher to identify environmental factors that influence learning
  • Evaluate the utility of theoretical concepts

Speakers: Kalwinder Randhawa, MLT, MEd and Heather McMullen, MLT, BScMLS, MEd

Heather McMullen and Kal Randhawa teach in the medical laboratory science program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). They bring clinical and educational perspective from their careers as medical laboratory technologists and their personal experiences as learners and teachers. Heather has worked in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia, and Kal in Ontario and British Columbia. They both hold a Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction and believe that you can do serious work without taking yourself too seriously.

 

c. A pilot project with drastically reduced clinical placement weeks in medical laboratory science

At the end of this segment you will be able to:

  • Understand how Michener could reduce basic clinical rotation length from four to three weeks per discipline
  • Appreciate that the peer-learning model is a superior educational method
  • Appreciate that authentic, high-fidelity simulated clinical education in school does not replace all clinical education but can allow clinical sites to focus their precious time, resources and energy on topics that only they can teach
  • Consider the great benefit of using the saved time (five weeks) for enrichment activities of mutual benefit to the students and the site

Speaker: Peter J. Bridge, PhD, FCCMG, FACMG

Dr. Peter Bridge was the director of clinical molecular genetics laboratories and a professor of medical genetics in three different provinces between 1987 and 2010 (from before the Human Genome Project until after its completion). He became a fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists in 1989 (molecular genetics) and was a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics in 1992. For the last eight years he has been the academic chair of medical laboratory sciences, which includes medical laboratory science, genetics technology, and diagnostic cytology, at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN in Toronto.

 

Recorded: May 25, 2019

PEP hours: 1.0

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of the quiz.

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