August Teaching Skills Workshop - Game Based Learning & Teaching

August 8, 2013 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Old Red Amphitheater

    Game-based Learning and Teaching

    Competitive, academic question-and-answer games are popular elements of courses at several US Medical Schools, including UTMB. Such activities have become useful tools to review course material and both challenge and motivate students in an engaging and entertaining atmosphere. This workshop will provide some general information on game-based learning and demonstrate, with the active involvement of workshop participants, a particularly successful game that we have developed for the UTMB School of Medicine’s Gross Anatomy & Radiology Course. (Semi-Valuable Prizes Will Be Awarded to Game Contestants) Workshop objectives: 1) Provide some general background and information on game-based learning in education. 2) Discuss the pros and cons of such exercises in health sciences curricula. 3) Demonstrate the UTMB SOM game “Who’s Anatomically Correct?” (WAC). 4) Allow workshop participants to inspect and operate various game hardware and software components. Presenters: Brian Miller, PhD, Thomas (Jackie) Collins, PhD, both Distinguished Teaching Professors in the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology in the School of Medicine, both are members of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers. * Note: This workshop will only be offered one time. Please register below.
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