One of the challenges we face, as educators, is aligning competing goals. High stakes assessment is a good example of competing goals. Is the goal of an assessment to promote learning or to determine if […]
The KeyLIME podcast this week dips into the controversy over the appropriate metrics for assessing competence in learners. David Cook has argued, appropriately, that patient outcomes (specifically in regards to program/curriculum evaluation) are heavily confounded by multiple factors. Thus, the signal is biased and potentially not trustworthy.
However, to ignore the patient (and their care) in determining the fitness for a learner for unsupervised practice seems crazy… when you write it in a post.
Check out the KeyLIME summary below or listen to the first KeyLIME podcast recorded before a live studio audience (just like a sitcom from the 70’s) here.
PS: We welcome a guest host (and winner of the KeyLIME Live contest – Janet Bull)
Is “trust” the 2015 education concept of the year? It is certainly a popular theme on the ICE blog (Trust Me, KeyLIME 71: Using TRUST as a scale for assessment?). I’ve even been a co-investigator on […]
In her ICE blog post, Jen Kogan argues that direct observation assessments are critical in CBME. She then goes further to suggest that the framework that defines competence should be broadened to include patient outcomes […]
At work last night, I listened to a lengthy presentation from Amira*, a first year resident, regarding a female patient with a two week history of a painful, red, raised area on her shin. (Guess […]