Research and Development in Medical Education
Large Group Teaching
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA
Key Educational Skills Workshop
Large Group Teaching
Tracy Fulton, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Zane Amenhotep, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Esther Chen, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Erick Hung, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
When speaking to a large group, have you ever caught members of your audience, or even yourself, starting to nod off? Large group teaching (a.k.a. lecturing) does not have to be so sedating. This workshop provides faculty with the techniques and skills needed to prepare and deliver stimulating and effective presentations.
Participants must come prepared with a ten-minute presentation, either new or old, to deliver in front of a small group during the workshop.
The first half of the workshop will focus on practical tips for improving professional presentations, including:
- Introducing the topic and gaining audience attention.
- Organizing the presentation effectively.
- Using visuals, including the blackboard, productively.
- Actively involving participants and motivating learning.
- Concluding the presentation in a powerful manner.
During the second half of the workshop, participants will implement workshop suggestions in a micro-teaching situation that involves giving and receiving feedback.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Outline approaches to the planning and delivery of dynamic presentations.
- Describe 3-4 techniques for engaging learners.
- Provide constructive feedback to a colleague about their presentation.
- Establish a reasonable set of targets related to the workshop objectives by completing an Educational Action Plan form.
- Gather learner feedback about performance of the new teaching skills acquired in the workshop, using a performance-assessment tool.
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of four AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Course No. MGR14075.