November 30, 2015, by Editor
Learning from our students
Dr Li-Chia Chen writes about her experience leading the ‘Teaching Project’ on our new fourth year Integrated Pharmaceutical and Patient Care module.
This module is my first experience of facilitating problem-based learning and peer teaching on such a big scale (240 students). The thing that has really excited me during this module has been witnessing the transition of the students from learners into facilitators/educators themselves. I heard so many brilliant ideas during the tutorials this week – instead of giving their peers handouts, some students had set up a comprehensive and well-designed website with all the information, ideas and videos for their colleagues to view. Also, instead of teaching the case studies that we designed for them during problem-based learning sessions, some students altered the case studies and made a video themselves to inspire their peers about the key learning objectives.
When I walked around and checked the students’ Teaching Pack Review sessions (a 15 minute rehearsal of their teaching), I observed four different teaching methods within 10 minutes! A Prezi presentation, a white board discussion, a small group discussion, and a crossword exercise. I was so inspired by those students and learned so much from them.
Dr Li-Chia Chen is an Assistant Professor at the School of Pharmacy.
Yes, you are right. We can always learn something from others. Not only in studies but also in daily life. Learning from each other will be big motivation for the technology to step forward.