By: Abra Fant, MD, MS (@DrAbracadabra)
The Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator was hard at work during the pandemic to bring you the fifth volume of the Education Theory Made Practical series. This series strives to make theory accessible to educators by distilling the background and key literature of each theory and grounding them in practical education scenarios.
The Faculty Incubator is a year-long professional development course for medical educators centered around a virtual community of practice (a concept we have all started to appreciate during quarantine). Teams of 2-3 participants from around the world authored primers on education theories and different teams offered a first round of peer review on each post. As in prior years, they will be serialized on the ICE Blog for review and comment.
The first three free e-books can be found at https://www.aliem.com/education-theory-made-practical-series/ with a fourth soon to come. Posts from Volume 4 can be viewed https://icenetblog.royalcollege.ca/2020/01/21/education-theory-made-practical-volume-4-part-1-draft-2/.
Your mission if you choose to accept it:
We would like to invite the ICE Blog community to peer review each post. Your comments will be used to refine each primer prior to publication in the final ebook. No suggestion is too big or small – we want to know what has been missed, misrepresented, or misconstrued. Comments as small as grammatical errors all the way to new scenarios for practical applications or new citations are welcome.
The first post in the series comes out next Tuesday, June 15th.