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Monday, 13 January 2014

New article on EBLIP and active learning

                                           Photo Mark Brannan  http://www.flickr.com/photos/heycoach/1197947341/sizes/l/                                                                                            
A couple of years ago I had the good fortune to be able to run a Continuing Education Course at the EAHIL conference in Turkey.  My idea was to explore how we use educational theory and other evidence in preparing to teach. I was also interested in exploring the hypothesis that if this preparation, this engagement with evidence was undertaken using active learning methods, it would be more effective and address some of the barriers to evidence based teaching.

To this end, on a hot day in July, the participants and I entered into an action packed course. We looked at a variety of evidence from text books to empirical research and the course utilised a number of active learning techniques. Feedback was positive, ideas and discussion were stimulated. After the event I wrote a paper to further explore the relationship between active learning and EBLIP. It has just been published in the EBLIP journal - see the full paper here: https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/18654

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