How Medical Schools Operationalize LCME Accreditation Expectations for Self-Directed and Active Learning

Des Moines, IA US
January 9, 2014

Series Description

We complain that students don’t come to class anymore. Our students complain that attending lectures is not a productive use of their time. Our accreditation bodies stress the importance of active learning and ensuring that our students become life-long learners. Educational experts have told us that a lecture by a “sage on the stage” is neither active learning nor good pedagogy. At our conferences and through the media we hear about colleagues that use flipped classrooms to promote active learning and increase student performance and attendance.  

We have heard the hype, but what is the reality? We are now beginning to explore, at different levels of application, subtle and major differences in approaches to active and engaged learning.

This webcast series will provide a framework for understanding and distinguishing between the various definitions and perspectives on active and engaged learning and will detail specific practical applications in the modern classroom. 

Webinar Description

The current definitions of active vs. engaged learning from the perspective of the LCME will be presented by Dr. Waechter. Examples of how LCME expectations are operationalized by several medical schools will be presented by Dr. Dambach. The webinar will include a question and answer segment for participants.

Target Audience

DMU faculty and staff.


George Dambach and Donna Waechter

Course summary
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  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
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01/09/2014 - 11:00am CST
Event ends: 
01/09/2014 - 12:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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