Teaching Skills

Workshops (Team-based learning) 

Internal Seminars/Workshops

  • Simulation Instructor Courses

    This five-day highly interactive certificate course features a multi-disciplinary faculty who teach how to combine simulation with traditional methodologies, apply assessment tools, and choose among various simulation modalities for specific applications. The course provides a practical framework in learning theory, group dynamics, and psychology of the learner, focusing on debriefing skills.  Each participant assumes the role of student, instructor, and assessor in various simulation activities throughout the week.

    Class space is limited to 15 participants!   
  • Graduate Certificate in Adult Education in the Health and Medical Professions

    The Graduate Certificate in Adult Education in the Health and Medical Professions is aimed at those who teach in the Medical and Health Sciences who are preparing adult learners for professional practice in medicine, nursing, or in the allied health professions.  Many who teach in such settings have strong content knowledge in their area of professional practice, but have little background in education on how to effectively teach adult learners.  This 12-credit graduate certificate will assist medical and health professionals in increasing their knowledge and competence in educating adult learners in medical education/health science settings.

    Degree conferred:  certificate only

External Seminars/Workshops

  • Teaching of Adults (Course ADTED 505)

    This is an in-depth graduate course in Adult Education about instruction of the adult learner.  It is considered an essential course for individuals pursuing adult education as an area of study. The teaching/learning process is a complex interaction influenced by many variables. Understanding these variables helps provide a framework from which adult educators can better articulate their own philosophy of teaching and encourages a more informed teaching practice. The major areas of emphasis include: (a) the conceptual and philosophical assumptions underlying instruction and facilitation of adult learners, (b) criteria for selecting methods, organizing content and learning environments, and (c) the practice and implementation of a variety teaching approaches and strategies in facilitating adult learning in a variety of settings. Also, this course will support individuals as they seek to define their unique approach to instruction.

    Instructor: Dr. Ed Taylor (ewt1@psu.edu)
    Professor of Adult Education

    Specific Dates and Times:   
    2014 Summer Semester
    Wednesdays  5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    May 14, 28
    June 11, 25
    July 9, 23
    August 6
    Credits: 3
    Place: Hershey, Penn State College of Medicine

    In the Fall Semester, the class ADTED 501:  Foundations of Medical Education will be offered on the following Tuesday evenings:  September 2, 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11; December 2 and a final Saturday class on December 6 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    If you are interested in taking this class, please contact:
    Dr. Ed Taylor, at 717-948-6364, ewt1@psu.edu