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In this article, I propose a theory of pedagogical praxis. Pedagogical praxis begins with the premise that under the right conditions, computers and other information technologies can make it easier for students to become active participants in meaningful projects and practices in the life of their community and suggests that professional practices such as(More)
PURPOSE To understand the responses of medical students and educators to high-fidelity patient simulation, a new technology allowing "practice without risk." METHOD Pilot groups of students (n = 27) and educators (n = 33) were exposed to a simulator session, then surveyed with multiple-choice and open-ended questions. Open-ended comments were transcribed(More)
BACKGROUND Morning report (MR) is one of the most common conferences in medical residency training. Literature has suggested that an imposed structure is necessary for success. However, studies have suggested that rigid structure may decrease resident motivation. Three goals of a successful MR include large breadth of presented cases, high resident(More)
PURPOSE This study assessed a clinical performance evaluation tool for use in a simulator-based testing environment. METHOD Twenty-three subjects were evaluated during five standardized encounters using a patient simulator (six emergency medicine students, seven house officers, ten chief resident-fellows). Performance in each 15-minute session was(More)
We describe a system for producing automated professional mentoring using a quantitative model of enculturation. We are developing an automated mentoring technology, AutoMentor, that builds on previous research on automated tutoring systems, specifically on AutoTutor, a computer tutor that helps students learn about science and technology topics by holding(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare simulator-based teaching with traditional instruction among clinical medical students. METHODS Randomized controlled trial with written pre-post testing. Third-year medical students (n = 38) received either a myocardial infarction (MI) simulation followed by a reactive airways disease (RAD) lecture, or a RAD simulation followed by an(More)
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Educational institutions have historically struggled with retaining women in engineering. A significant drop occurs in the first year of undergraduate studies. In response, some universities have modified first-year curricula to include more teamwork and collaboration. Using epistemic frame theory, we hypothesize that more women would remain in the field if(More)