Thursday, November 26, 2009

Free game to facilitate faculty development on feedback

As an educator one is often asked to help other faculty and house staff learn about some key education principles when working with medical students. Some of these principles apply to any education setting.

1. Understanding the audience - their education level
2. Setting expectations
3. Giving formative feedback or useful feedback
  • Timely
  • Non judgmental
  • Based on observed interactions
  • Include what was done well, what could be done better.
I created a brief interactive game to help facilitators discuss these topics. The game uses an example of a student at a flying school. Facilitators should use this with faculty and house staff by discussing what a student might feel or think at each point before clicking on any option.

Let me know what you think.