Adult Learners in the Emergency Department

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2 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Teaching in Emergency Medicine
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781405176224
StatePublished - Mar 4 2009


  • Adult learners in ED
  • Adult learning theory - five assumptions about adult learners
  • Adults as experienced learners and educating the adult
  • Characteristics of effective teachers
  • Emergency department (ED) - rewarding teaching venues in house of medicine
  • Physicians and continuing medical education (CME)
  • Problem-centered learning
  • Role modeling - important to adult education in ED
  • Teacher dependence within pedagogical structure - counterintuitive to adult learners

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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