“Won’t you listen to what the man said…”

I have long been a fan of the Kirkpatrick training evaluation scheme since I first encountered it during my education fellowship.  It is a useful framework for instructional design and assessment, and for educational research - especially for research about continuing medical education (CME).  The original framework relies on four basic levels, which were developed …

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Academic outcomes of flipped classroom learning: a meta‐analysis – Medical Education

A central validity issue for novel interventions is the choice of an appropriate comparator.  I worry about this a lot in medical education research.  In this case, for instance, you could do a really great lecture - full of entertainment, interactivity, etc., which could compete strongly for effectiveness with an average flipped classroom activity. Interestingly, …

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“rhetological” fallacies

A nice page from the "Information is Beautiful" site with quick definitions and examples of logical fallacies and rhetorical arguments.  Would be great to keep these in mind since we appear to be devolving into a system of trading polemics rather than one of logical discourse. Rhetological Fallacies