Continuing down the cascade of your curriculum, one becomes more specific in the learning objectives one hopes residents will achieve. In this way, the cascade functions as nested structure includes successively more specific statements as one moves towards the level of practice. One’s educational priority is the broadest statement of learning one hopes students will... Continue Reading →
What are Residential Curriculum Goals and Narratives and How to Write Them
Goals and narratives are perhaps the least appreciated, understood, and often confused components of a residential curriculum. In reviewing the cascade of learning objectives in a curriculum, one starts with an educational priority. An educational priority is a broad summary statement of what students will learn as a result of their participation in the curriculum.... Continue Reading →
Does Your Residential Curriculum Cascade?
An important concept in developing intentional learning experiences for students is the idea of the "cascade." Much like the successive steps of a waterfall, as water flows from one plateau to another, learning goals and outcomes in a residential curriculum should flow from more general statements of educational priority down to more specific and measurable... Continue Reading →
Residential Curriculum Element #2: Learning Goals and Outcomes Developed and Based in a Defined Educational Priority
One of the important first steps in developing a curriculum is setting and defining an overall educational priority. An educational priority is the basis upon which all other goals and outcomes are derived. Based in the mission, context, and values of your institution, a priority should provide a broad statement about what learning will be occurring within... Continue Reading →
Just because you use social media doesn’t mean you know how to use it well.
I say this in my presentations over and over again. It is a message I repeat in various forms: Just because you use social media doesn't mean... you know how to use it well. you understand how it functions. you can use it to accomplish goals. you understand how it impacts yourself and others.... Continue Reading →