CLIMEcasts | Context Matters: A Discussion about the Learning Environment with Larry Gruppen, PhD

Featuring: Larry Gruppen, PhD
Professor, Department of Learning Health Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA


In this podcast, Dr. Larry Gruppen explains why the Learning Environment is such an enduring subject of study. Everyone wants to improve it – but defining it and discovering what variables really influence its quality has been elusive.  He shares his ideas about how to construct a research agenda that might lead to a better understanding of the learning environment and gives advice on how to get started researching this fascinating and important topic.


Additional Resources

  • Gruppen, LD, Stansfield, RB. Individual and Institutional Components of the Medical School Educational Environment. Acad Med. 2016 Nov; 91:S53-S57.

  • Skochelak SE, Stansfield RB, Dunham L, Dekhtyar M, Gruppen LD, Christianson C, Filstead W, Quirk M. Medical Student Perceptions of the Learning Environment at the End of the First Year: A 28-Medical School Collaborative. Acad Med. 2016 Sep;91(9):1257-62.