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Adult Learning (Andragogy) Techniques for Medical Physics

M Kissick
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L Salkowski

L Padilla

M Porras-Chaverri

M Kissick1*, L Salkowski2*, L Padilla3*, M Porras-Chaverri4*, (1) University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, (2) University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI, (3) Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, (4) Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose


8:30 AM : Make Your Classroom a Community that Equips Each Individual for Success - M Kissick, Presenting Author
8:45 AM : Cultivating our Students to Become Life Long Learners - L Salkowski, Presenting Author
9:00 AM : Adult Learning Techniques: What Are They and How Can You Use Them? - L Padilla, Presenting Author
9:15 AM : Tools to Help Students Maximize Their Learning - M Porras-Chaverri, Presenting Author

TH-B-108-0 (Thursday, August 3, 2017) 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Room: 108

The goal of this session is to discuss present-day andragogy techniques that can be applied to medical physics education. There is burgeoning research on the mind’s natural processes for understanding and assimilating information. These findings have led to teaching tools that tap into the student’s innate learning abilities to better comprehend and retain concepts. This session aims to present these techniques and how they can be incorporated in existing curricula without necessitating a complete re-design of the course’s structure. Whether one chooses to have a flipped classroom or a more traditional approach, these methods will provide instructors with the tools necessary to help their students achieve a deeper understanding of the field. Optimizing the educational learning environment ultimately leads to more productive learning, more efficient preparation for certification examinations, and overall better-prepared professional life-long learners.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about current andragogy techniques that capitalize on learning theories
2. Gain knowledge on how to implement these educational methods in your classroom
3. Become familiar with approaches that help students improve their learning and long term retention


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