Academic Seminars

Adult Learning Theories – Dept of Medical Education Grand Rounds Session 2
February 19, 2018

Registration now open for Grand Rounds Session 2
Teaching for Understanding – Adult Learning Theories
with Dr. Amber Esping Associate Professor TCU College of Education

Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 7:30am – 8:30am
Location: TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Justin Boardroom
2820 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129
(TCU Campus Map)

Do your students truly understand the material or do they just *look* like they do? High exam scores and good marks on performance rubrics can be deceiving. This presentation will focus on four elements identified by the National Research Council as being essential components of teaching for genuine understanding: (1) Awareness and utilization of students’ pre-existing knowledge, (2) mentally-active learning, (3) the intentional development of expert-like thinking, and (4)facilitation of transfer across contexts. We will explore these four components as they relate to medical education through a mix of didactic instruction, group discussion, and metacognitive activities.

1. Attendees will learn the four essential components of “understanding”
identified by the National Research Council (Bransford, Brown, &
Cocking, 2000).

2. Attendees will experience ways in which their own education may
have been compromised because their teachers and professors did not
pay careful attention to these four components.

3. Attendees will generate pedagogical implications of these four
components for the specific context of medical school education.



The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

Psychology Credits
UNT Health Science Center is approved by the Texas Psychological Association (TPA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. UNT Health Science Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the UNT Health Science Center are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.