|Campus-wide workshop will focus on feedback|
Are Holen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway/community faculty member, UND department of Family and Community Medicine, will discuss feedback at two workships Nov. 12 and 16.
Holen has served as the chairperson of the department of Neuroscience and Vice Dean of Education of the Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. He has been central in his university's development of problem-based learning, peer feedback systems and in the establishment of behavioral medicine. He is a highly esteemed lecturer and teacher.
Holen will discuss how a major key to the creation of a productive and positive learning environment is to deliver constructive, specific and timely feedback. Feedback requires a complex set of skills. Without feedback our capacity to grow and influence others is diminished. There are many barriers to giving feedback (time, skills, and fear of consequences to name a few). A major barrier is that people often find it very difficult to give honest feedback. This is due to a range of reasons, including cultural norms, power differences and fear of conflict. Features of this workshop will cover the need to develop essential peer feedback skills for the process to be constructive in any classroom or learning environment, and particularly in a problem-based small group.
You may attend the workshop at one of the following times and places:
1. Thursday, Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Haugen Lecture Hall, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
2. Monday, Nov. 16, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
United Lecture Hall, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Intended audience: Any UND faculty member or student interested in the topic of giving and receiving feedback is encouraged to attend.
To pre-register: Contact Faye Aker, Office of Medical Education, at 777-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
-- Linda Olson, Special Projects Director, Office Of Medical Education, UNDSMHS, email@example.com, 777-3953