Teaching with practicals and labs

Travis P. Webb, Carole S. Vetter, Karen Brasel

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Over the last 50 years, medical education has seen an increase in time devoted to didactic teaching and a significant decline in the amount of time devoted to laboratory teaching and learning. The reasons for this are multifaceted, and the end result is not only unfortunate but ignores sound educational and learning theory. However, recently health science schools are increasingly searching for ways to incorporate active learning strategies in their curricula. This chapter addresses that need and will help incorporate laboratory exercises into your teaching repertoire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAn Introduction to Medical Teaching
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789401790666, 9401790655, 9789401790659
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Webb, T. P., Vetter, C. S., & Brasel, K. (2014). Teaching with practicals and labs. In An Introduction to Medical Teaching (pp. 113-122). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9066-6_9