Workshop 2014 - Summary

15 Jul 2014

The sixth workshop of the LINQED  Quality in education network  was organized in Lima, Peru from 27 to 30 May 2014 and focused on two quality assurance issues: instructional design and thesis supervision.

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The instructional design sessions introduced the Four Components Instructional Design model (4C/ID model: Jeroen J. G. Van Merrienboer, 2010). which is particularly suitable for training complex cognitive skills. To achieve this, the model provides a ten-step procedure for the design of competence-based training programs. During 2 and a half days, participants were asked to work in smaller groups with support and just-in-time information. Each group developed a blueprint on one of the two training topics. Through hands-on learning participants grasped the key concepts and critically reflected on the differences between 4C/ID and conventional curriculum/course development methods. All participants acknowledged and highly appreciated the potential value of this “new” methodology for public health and medical education.They also discussed how this method can be integrated in their day-to-day routine.   

Thesis supervision: in the previous workshop (Pretoria, 2013), a thesis supervision framework (Lee, 2012) was introduced to make people aware of the different dimensions of a thesis supervision process. In this workshop, the main focus was on the implementation of this theoretical framework in daily supervision practice, more specifically during the first encounter(s).

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