Tips for Creating an Effective Learning Environment

About this Workshop

The goal of any clerkship is to provide medical students with a positive educational experience. This workshop will provide residents with strategies to engage medical students from the first day of the clerkship.

Workshop Objectives

  • Identify principles of adult learning theory
  • Describe strategies for setting up an effective learning environment
  • Apply adult learning theory principles to orient the learner
  • Analyze learning environments

Facilitator's Guide


  • Optimum number of learners: 5-10
  • Approximate run times: 1 hour
  • AV Requirements: speakers


Slide #2 Workshop Objectives
Slide #3-4 Scenario & Discussion
Slide #4 Characteristics of Effective Clinical Teachers & Learners
Slide #5 Carter's First Day & Discussion
Slides #6-10 Characteristics of Effective Learning Climates
Slide #11& Setting Expectations
Slides #12 Learning to Play Catch & Discussion
Slides #13-16 Clinical Application
Slide #17-18 RIME Framework
Slide #19 Putting it All Together
Slide #22 Teaching Reflectively

Workshop Materials

PowerPoint Presentation

Orienting the Learner | Presentation Notes

Events Log

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You are required to document your resident as teacher activities. If you have run events recently using these modules or your own, log them in the Resident as Teacher Event log. It will take you approximately 15 minutes.