Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Teaching Cognitive Flexibility for Better Professionals
Greetings from the Australian National University in Canberra, where I am taking aprt in the STEM Teaching and Learning Colloquium. The second session is on teaching cognitive flexibility through social science. The example is given for teaching doctors to better relate to the patients. Perhaps this could be applied to other professionals as well, such as computer professionals. While STEM students have to learn scientific and technical content, they will ultimately have to relate to people in order to do a good job. There are material on "Social Foundations of Medicine and Health".
An interesting aspect of this is that the ANU Medical School appears to make extensive use of Wordpress for providing information to students. Apart from increased flexibility, this has the advantage that this information is also open to others to read.