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Paradigms of Education: Why They Matter and What Faculty Can Do

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Led by:

Stella Ng, PhD and Lindsay Baker, MEd

This workshop will involve a brief presentation of a study demonstrating the importance of epistemological alignment in education and then move into dialogue about paradigms of education. An activity to identify misalignment and alignment of paradigms and practices will solidify this learning. And a final activity will ask participants to navigate "curve balls" commonly thrown at educators that may challenge the application of education practices.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

be able to name different paradigms of education
be able to match paradigms with associated purposes and practices of education
be able to describe instances for/of purposeful blending across paradigms of education


Dr. Ng is the Director and Scientist at the Centre for Interprofessional Education, Associate Professor at the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Wilson Centre Scientist, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto.  She is also currently an AMS Pheonix Fellow in Compassion and AI/Digital Technology.

Ms. Baker is the Associate Director, Curriculum Integration and Partnerships for the Centre for Faculty Development, Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and Investigator at the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre at St. Michael's Hospital.


UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and Med Ed Grand Rounds have been approved by UCSF Rehabilitative Services for up to 7 continuing education hours per year total. Questions regarding this approval should be directed to (415) 514-6779.

Course No. MGR21075.

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