To determine general and behavioral pediatric fellows' perceptions of a formal teaching course.
Qualitative research design using a case-study approach.
Children's Hospital in Boston, Mass.
All first-year general and behavioral pediatric fellows (n=5) taking the teaching course.
A 12-week teaching course given to all participants.
Data were collected using questionnaires completed by fellows; focused, open-ended interviews with fellows; and student ratings of fellows' teaching. Analysis revealed that after the course, the fellows perceived "teaching" as an interactive, student-directed process; attained a greater awareness of the value of feedback; recognized new teaching opportunities; and changed their teaching strategies to reflect student-directed teaching.
This formal course influenced fellows' approach to teaching.(Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994;148:311-315)
Zenni EA, First LR, Hafler JP. A Case-Study ApproachFellows' Perceptions of a Teaching Course. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1994;148(3):311–315. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1994.02170030081018
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