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May 1966

Summary of the Round Table Discussion Groups on Teaching Methods and Materials

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Louisville Medical School, Louisville.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;93(5):530. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600230034009

THE FOLLOWING is a list of collective opinions and comments expressed in the discussion groups by the participants.

Methods  Lectures are less important than they used to be, but can be supplemented by other techniques, distributing summaries or outlines before the lecture, if desirable.We have been using some good teaching methods, but they should be improved upon.Students must be guided.The success of teaching depends on the enthusiasm and sincerity of the teacher.Teach what is appropriate and correct.Student opinion versus the faculty opinion concerning course material might be solicited.Is approach more important than factual knowledge ?Meet students early, especially in courses of physical diagnosis and histopathology.Students should be allowed to express their version and name for what they see.The ideal combination is a one to one relationship between patient, student, and instructor, with the patient as the focal point of the teaching process.

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