March 26, 2016

Core Pedagogy

Core Philosophy:

Patient-Centered: translational thinking should start with the patient and end in tangible benefits tailor made to suit their needs


Iterative Problem-Based


translational research involves contextually-sensitive solutions through iterative systematic analysis, design, development, and implementation


Translational Thinking: our approach to innovation is to focus on actual NEEDS by: Empathizing with people to identify issues; Defining a focused Problem/research question; Ideating multiple possible solutions to: Prototype and Test for feedback and iterative improvement


Reflection: central to experiential learning and allows for the integration of experiences with existing knowledge into abstractions that represent deeper learning and possible solutions to for prototyping and testing



Teaching Methods:

Facilitative Mentorship personalized, participatory and iterative teaching that promotes self-learning, critical thinking and self-actualization


Experiential Learning learning-based conceptual understandings rooted in observations and reflections from concrete experiences of testing knowledge


Reflective Learning a recursive process that helps transform surface learning into deep learning through synthesis and interpretation of experiences


Collaborative Self-Directed Learning individually initiated and managed learning activities pursued through learning communities, discourse and knowledge exchange