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SingHealth Academy BrownBag Symposium

Blueprint for Learning
A lunchtime talk on discovering how to
achieve outcome-based education in healthcare by
redesigning curriculum for the 21st century learners

7 Nov 2012, Wed| 12.15pm* - 1.30pm
Duke-NUS, Amphitheatre
with LIVE Streaming @ KKH, Auditorium

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Registration and brown bag lunch distribution starts at 11.45am.

1) "Learning in the 21st Century: Implications for Medical and Healthcare Education"
Speaker: Professor Matthew C.E. Gwee
Professorial Fellow and Chairman of International & Education Programmes, Medical Education Unit, Dean's Office,
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
National University Health System, Singapore

2) "Designing the Learning Experience"
Speaker: Ms Tham Yoke Peng
Manager, Learning Solutions, SingHealth Academy


1) "Learning in the 21st Century: Implications for Medical and Healthcare Education"
Speaker: Professor Matthew C.E. Gwee
Professorial Fellow and Chairman of International & Education Programmes,
Medical Education Unit, Dean's Office,
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
National University Health System, Singapore

The predominant mode of learning in 20th century (‘traditional’) medical and healthcare professional education is through lectures in which students are mainly passive listeners and recipients of abundant content knowledge (i.e. students acquire mainly lower-order learning outcomes). Furthermore, such 20th century education also included highly teacher-directed instruction, as well as highly discipline-specific curriculum. In such an educational environment, students often resorted to rote-learning- probably as a coping mechanism to learn and acquire the abundant content knowledge. Such 20th century education is now considered neither appropriate nor adequate for the educational preparation of today’s medical and healthcare professional students to become tomorrow’s competent, caring and ethical practitioners with capability of delivering healthcare for the 21st century.

Thus, today an outcome-based education is strongly advocated for the educational preparation of medical and healthcare professional students in the 21st century. The implications of this educational advocacy will be discussed in terms of the impetus for change, the paradigm shifts, the application of key learning principles and the need to nurture and develop transformative learning.   

About the Speaker
Professor Gwee is currently a Professorial Fellow and Chairman, International and Education Programmes in the Medical Education Unit of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and a Fellow of the NUS Teaching Academy. Professor Gwee also serves on numerous local, regional and international committees, Advisory Boards as well as Editorial Boards, including Medical Teacher, Medical Education and the International Journal of Medical Education. Professor Gwee has been invited as speaker/panelist for several gold standard meetings in medical education in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Professor Gwee is a pioneer in the field of medical education in Singapore. He received the prestigious MILES Award in the 3rd Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference 2006 in recognition of his many contributions to Mentoring, Innovation and Leadership in Educational Scholarship.

Professor Gwee has also served: as a Member of the University Committee on Educational Policy for three terms; as Associate Director, Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (1997-2006); as a Foundation Member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of NUS; as the inaugural Co-Chairman of the Nursing Curriculum Committee, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies; as Vice-Dean (1980-1992), and as Head of the Department of Pharmacology (1987-1997) as well as Chairman of the PBL Committee (2000-2006) in the then Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Professor Gwee has served as a Member of the Management Committee of the Association for Medical Education in Asia, and also as a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Medical Science Educators. 

Among his other publications Professor Gwee was recently invited to publish key papers in Special Issues to commemorate the centenary year (2010) of the Flexner Report in the Journal of Medical Education (“Medical and Health Care Professional Education in the 21st Century: Institutional, National and Global Perspectives”) and the Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (“Role of Basic Medical Sciences in 21st Century Medical Education.”)

Professor Gwee and two colleagues have also been invited by the Association of Medical Education for Europe to contribute to writing a Guide on “Contextualising Assessment in the Basic Medical Sciences.”

2) "Designing the Learning Experience"
Speaker: Ms Tham Yoke Peng
Manager, Learning Solutions, SingHealth Academy

Are healthcare educators ready for the 21st century learners? This talk challenges healthcare educators to rethink the way they design and develop educational materials. It covers the basics and benefits of instructional design and shows how thoughtful systematic design can radically transform the learning experience.

About the Speaker
Yoke Peng is a passionate educator and instructional designer with extensive experience of orchestrating engaging learning experiences. She has innovated curriculum and courses for schools in print and multimedia formats and customised classroom and e-learning solutions for corporate clients.

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For online registration, click here. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.

For enquiries, please email to ask@singhealthacademy.edu.sg.

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"Brownbag" is symbolic of a meal packed in brown paper bags and brought to seminars or learning sessions during a lunch break. The SingHealth Academy BrownBag Symposium is a lunchtime educational talk where healthcare professionals gather to hear experts share on various thematic topics.

 

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