Contrasting Different Pedagogies as Vehicles for Enabling Self-Directed Learning

The Department of Medical Education hosts a monthly faculty series. Each month a speaker is selected to discuss elements of faculty development, including active learning, integrating content across a curriculum, and human dimensions of teaching.

For this presentation, Dr. Andrew Bergemann from the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin will discuss the the relative strengths of different pedagogies in enabling students to develop self-directed learning (SDL) skills. In particular, Dr. Bergemann will focus on the efficacy of widely used pedagogies in meeting LCME-prescribed standards for SDL. His session will take the form of an interactive lecture, in which audience members will engage in group exercises to answer questions relevant to SDL. These exercises will be targeted toward identifying opportunities to improve existing pedagogies with regards to their performance in teaching SDL.

Those attending this presentation will receive information that should allow them to:
1. Describe the components of self-described learning (SDL), as outlined by the LCME.
2. Describe the limitations of TBL and large-group sessions for achieving SDL.
3. Describe the components of PBL necessary to fulfill LCME expectations of SDL.
4. Describe the relationship of SDL to other components of the curriculum.

Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Location: TCU Kelly Alumni Center – Justin Boardroom
2820 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Accreditation Information

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.

ACGME Competencies


Target Audience
This activity is designed for faculty members for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.

Faculty Disclosure
All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of North Texas 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.