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Student Centered Education In The Digital Age: A Focus on Student Performance and Patient Outcome


If educators want to improve student engagement, skills retention, and assimilation and application of knowledge they must avoid the teacher-centric techniques of the last century and embrace student centered education. We know that straight lecture is not the only available (or best) teaching method for emergency service educators but it tends to be the default one. Student centered teaching techniques better enable students to process and apply information in the same ways that they will need to as field providers. With the help of newly available social-mobile tools, these methods can be easily integrated into existing emergency service education programs. This presentation explores not just toys, tips and tricks, but methods to fundamentally transform the students’ “user experience” by emphasizing dynamic application of knowledge through both digital and analogue student-centered activities.

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