Some readings for your considerationSchacter DL. How the Mind Forgets and Remembers: the Seven Sins of Memory. London: Souvenir, 2003.
The references below are meant for anyone who has an interest in understanding aspects of the teaching-learning process from a broader perspective than is usually available from the occasional education-oriented article appearing in the clinical or biological research literature they may routinely peruse, or even from intermittent scanning of the medical education literature. Each reference below offers some consolidation of findings and perspectives from multiple sources. I offer them hoping that you will find they provide you with a broader and deeper appreciation for the complex, fascinating process of human learning than may be available from more conventional sources. Several of these references are books that were written for the general public, not for health professions educators. I’m persuaded that they can be helpful to people who are serious about being effective educators and who appreciate good writing that is meant for a broadly educated, non-specialized audience.
I hope you find some fresh ideas and new directions here. I will supplement and refine this list from time to time, and I will add brief, specific commentaries as my time permits.
Donovan MS, Bransford JD, Pellegrino JW. How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice. Washington, DC: National Academies, 2000.
Gardner H. Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century. New York: Basic Books, 2000.
Gardner H. Changing Minds: the Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People’s Minds. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
Gawande, A. Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance. Picador. 2008.
Gigerenzer G. Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious. Viking Adult, 2007.
Goleman D. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (10th anniversary ed.). New York: Bantam, 2005.
Goleman D. Social Intelligence: the New Science of Human Relationships. New York: Bantam, 2006.
Heath C, Heath D. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. Random House, 2007
Jason H. The importance–and limits–of best evidence medical education. Education for Health 13: 9 –13, 2000. (available online)
Jason H. CLAUDE BERNARD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Becoming a truly helpful teacher: considerably more challenging, and potentially more fun, than merely doing business as usual. Advances in Physiology Education, 31: 312-317, Dec 2007 (available online)
Marchese TJ. New Horizons for Learning. The New Conversations About Learning: Insights From Neuroscience and Anthropology, Cognitive Science and Workplace Studies (available online). [Oct 2007].
MacDonald M. Your Brain: The Missing Manual. Pogue Press, 2008.
Montgomery K. How doctors think. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Squire LR, Kandel ER. Memory: From Mind to Molecules. New York: Owl Books, 2000.
Stern DT. Measuring Medical Professionalism. Oxford University Press, USA, 2005.
Vella J. Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: the Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults. San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
Weimer M. Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
I invite your comments on any of the entries above, and please share your suggestions of other references that should be added to this list.
Hilliard Jason, MD, EdD
First posted: 8/16/08
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