Traditionally, medical conferences have been based on lectures because that’s how physicians were taught in medical school. But that is changing. And it’s changing because there is scientific research that clearly indicates that passive listening is not an effective method of teaching.
Science, especially cognitive psychology, neuro-biology, neuroimaging, and neuroscience have given us real-time data and visual images of how the brain learns. We now can watch how the brain accumulates, connects, makes sense of, stores and retrieves learned information. We also know which learning strategies most successfully lead to long-term memory, retention, remembering and application.
Science says that active learning, highly interactive methods and peer-to-peer-to-peer participation, work the best, especially for the STEM fields. We can actually see what happens to brain activity and structure when the speaker facilitates, and participants learn.
This session will help you discover how to ignite your participant learning using research-based strategies for technical presentations.
After attending this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Explore how to identify content that meets the business case for your presentation and aligns with your learning outcomes.
- Compare and contrast active and passive learning strategies and elaborate on which strategy you’re willing to tackle for your next presentation.
- Identify three categories of active learning exercises and assess which ones are best for your technical presentation.