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Woodward Center for Excellence in Health Sciences Education: Teaching in Today’s Changing Environment: Educating from a Developmental Perspective

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Purpose / Overview

Today’s educational and health-care reforms require faculty who can help learners to grow and evolve into reflective, critically thinking professionals. Such educational activities are embodied in the developmental perspective (Pratt D.D. Five Perspectives on Teaching in Adult and Higher Education. Malabar, FL: Krieger, 1998), an approach to teaching that aims to help learners to think critically, solve problems, and to understand for themselves. The developmental perspective is anchored in how learners come to understand something and the connection between teaching and learning. This course will provide a combination of activities to help educators explore the developmental perspective to teaching, develop a plan for deliberate practice in their teaching, and gain initial skills-based experiences.


This two-day course is designed for professional health educators who teach and supervise learners in undergraduate and graduate education programs.


At the conclusion of the two-day course, each participant should be able to:

  • Recognize their own teaching perspectives
  • Incorporate key educational theories into their current teaching
  • Create a plan for deliberate practice of new teaching skills


Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Fee includes cost of instruction, all listed meals and online handout materials.

Early-bird registration: Before Aug. 15, 2018

Regular registration: After Aug. 15, 2018

Registrations received after Sept. 25, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.


Cancellations received after Sept. 18, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee

No refunds will be given after Sept. 22, 2018

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.


A continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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