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Workshop: Teaching in Small Groups

  • Health Sciences Building - T550 1959 NE Pacific St Seattle United States (map)

Teaching in Small Groups

*This session meets the ACGME requirement for annual faculty development in the following area(s): Educator skills

Presenters: Rebekah Burns, MD, Kristen Hayward, MD ,Jon Ilgen, MD, MCR, Kathleen Kieran, MD, MSc, MME, Trish Kritek, MD, EdM, Lynne Robins, PhD

Location: Health Sciences Building - T-550

Time: 8:30am-12:00 pm

RSVP: (In Person or Zoom)

Zoom: *Please bring a laptop or a device that will allow zoom so that you can participate in a Zoom breakout room.


Are you interested in learning effective small-group facilitation techniques that will engage learners and optimally stimulate learning? In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the rationale for using small-groups as an instructional strategy and share tips for creating a learning environment that encourages active participation. Breakout groups will offer participants the opportunity to discuss challenges, opportunities and best practices for facilitating small groups in classroom or clinical settings.

 Objectives for Workshop on Learning in Small Groups

 After this session participants will be able to:

1.    Explain the purpose of using small group learning as an instructional strategy.

2.   Describe the responsibilities and behaviors of an effective small group facilitator.

3.   Identify facilitation skills that optimize student learning in small groups.

4.   Choose teaching approaches that can be used to achieve learning objectives in the classroom or clinical setting.

5 Generate practical solutions to common challenges encountered in the classroom or clinical setting.