Medical Writing Medical Writing Education Teaching scientific writing using the learner-centred approach

Volume 22, Issue 1 - Medical Writing Education

Teaching scientific writing using the learner-centred approach

Abstract

Learner-centred teaching is particularly suited to the teaching of scientific writing. The underlying premise of the learner-centred approach is simple: the learner will better assimilate new information if it is built on what they already ‘know’ than if it is imposed from the outside as in a teacher-centred approach. This approach goes step by step, progressively integrating new knowledge without artificially bending the course of the session to fit into preconceived content. The learner-centred approach has enormous advantages for the trainer: it is highly gratifying to stay focused on a group's needs, learn to listen to individuals, share the learning experience, and follow the trainees’ progress. At the end of the session, very often groups go home with a deep, relevant training experience that ‘speaks’ to them, is immediately applicable, and is therefore likely to stay firmly anchored.

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