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Radiol Technol. 2006 Sep-Oct;78(1):19-27.

Collaborative learning in radiologic science education.

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Merritt College Radiologic Science program, Oakland, CA, USA.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Radiologic science is a complex health profession, requiring the competent use of technology as well as the ability to function as part of a team, think critically, exercise independent judgment, solve problems creatively and communicate effectively.

OBJECTIVE:

This article presents a review of literature in support of the relevance of collaborative learning to radiologic science education. In addition, strategies for effective design, facilitation and authentic assessment of activities are provided for educators wishing to incorporate collaborative techniques into their program curriculum.

RESULTS:

The connection between the benefits of collaborative learning and necessary workplace skills, particularly in the areas of critical thinking, creative problem solving and communication skills, suggests that collaborative learning techniques may be particularly useful in the education of future radiologic technologists.

SUMMARY:

This article summarizes research identifying the benefits of collaborative learning for adult education and identifying the link between these benefits and the necessary characteristics of medical imaging technologists.

PMID:
16998192
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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