Varying Your Teaching Styles
Although your students may have a wide range of preferred learning styles, you may find that you simply don't have the time to tailor your precepting to their individual preferences. However, if you make a habit of varying your teaching methods, you will be able to accommodate a wide range of student learning styles.
Watch this video to see Cindy Passmore, MA, executive director at UNTHSC Faculty Development Center, explain how she thinks about learning styles as a way to guard against miscommunication with her students.
Find New Resources on Adult Learning:
Visit the Precepting Principles section of TeachingPhysician.org to learn how to apply adult learning principles and adapt your teaching strategies based on the experience and knowledge of your learners. You'll find practical tips and answer to the following questions:
- How can you improve a learner's skillset?
- How do adult students learn best?
- How can you develop your learner's confidence?