Core Series Details 11/13/13

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How to Effectively Facilitate Small-Group Learning

VIDEO LINK:  To view the recorded video and slides from this presentation, click here.

DESCRIPTION:  This workshop presents the basics of small group teaching in the medical graduate education environment. Geared towards faculty with limited experience, the focus is on its benefits as a means of stimulating the learning process through interpersonal qualities. Participants will be able to effectively teach problem-solving and critical thinking in order to generate deeper learning.

CORE SERIES TOPIC:  This program is part of our core series under the topic of small group facilitation.


1. Understand the advantages and intended outcomes of small-group learning

2. Facilitate self-directed learning by creating a  non-threatening environment that fosters collaboration and meaningful student participation

3. Effectively manage common challenges that may arise during small group teaching

PRESENTER:  Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD                                                                                                                   Assistant Professor of Medicine                                                                                                          Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

DATE/TIME:  November 13, 2013                                                                                                                     Registration and light refreshments 5:00-5:30pm                                                                   Presentation:  5:30-7:00pm

AUDIENCE:  This session is open to and appropriate for faculty with limited experience with small group teaching in the medical graduate education environment.

LOCATION:  Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond, room 280

TO REGISTER:  Registration is closed.