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Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Mar 7;11(3):518-26. doi: 10.2215/CJN.02570315. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

Educational Tools: Thinking Outside the Box.

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1
Office of Educational Development, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas; and.
2
Office of Medical Education, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota rosen001@umn.edu.

Abstract

The understanding, study, and use of educational tools and their application to the education of adults in professional fields are increasingly important. In this review, we have compiled a description of educational tools on the basis of the teaching and learning setting: the classroom, simulation center, hospital or clinic, and independent learning space. When available, examples of tools used in nephrology are provided. We emphasize that time should be taken to consider the goals of the educational activity and the type of learners and use the most appropriate tools needed to meet the goals. Constant reassessment of tools is important to discover innovation and reforms that improve teaching and learning.

KEYWORDS:

active learning; adult; ambulatory care facilities; education; goals; hospitals; humans; learning; nephrology; tools

PMID:
26536900
PMCID:
PMC4791817
DOI:
10.2215/CJN.02570315
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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