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How to Become a More Effective Teacher: The Art and Neuroscience of Teaching

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Course Description

This program is worth up to 2.0 CME credits.

The objective of this course is to make you a more effective teacher. Most neurologists have received no formal exposure to educational theory, yet our success as clinicians and educators depends on our teaching skill. The assessment design framework model (ADFM) is a structured way of developing an effective educational activity. ADFM incorporates a number of components including performance objectives, learning elements, learning trajectory and assessment. ADFM is based on sound educational theory, which has its origin in the field of cognitive neuroscience. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be a more effective educator. Application of ADFM will facilitate success in your teaching in varied venues including patient encounters, traditional didactic and small group medical education as well as online or distance education settings. This course itself was designed using ADFM.

Up to 2.0 CME credits


Members: FREE $39.00*
Nonmembers: $69.00

*Free access is limited to one course at a time for eligible members.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this program the learner will:

Learn how to become a more successful teacher by applying the assessment design framework model. The final summative assessment will include questions regarding the content of the course and an opportunity to deconstruct a 5 minute complete learning cycle.

Core Competencies

  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism

Date of Release

July 27, 2015

This module is eligible for CME credits for three years from the release date.

Confidentiality of Data

All material © American Academy of Neurology Institute unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.

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Faculty & Disclosures

Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
*Dr. Smith serves as a consultant to Allergan, Baxter Bioscience, Merz, Pfizer and NeurogesX and receives grant funding from NIH, the ADA, and Impeto.

With special thanks to Peter Bergethon, MD for pioneering this endeavor.

NeuroLearn Staff:

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tracy King, MA, Associate Director, Education
*Ms. King has nothing to disclose.

Robert Rook, Program Manager, Digital Education Resources
*Mr. Rook has nothing to disclose.

Susan Rodmyre, Senior Director, Education
*Ms. Rodmyre has nothing to disclose.

Kurt Wiersma, Senior Manager, Web Development
*Mr. Wiersma has nothing to disclose.

*Relationship Disclosure

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