Teaching methods

A grasp of the conceptual structure of psychiatry is the first requirement of an educator, but skill in several methods of instruction is equally necessary. Teaching is a discursive exercise and with appropriate students—those with reasonably sound medical training and an attentive commitment to the subject—is best accomplished through several different methods, each of which has its own aims, purposes, and basic requirements. The three specific methods of transmitting knowledge from teacher to student are the lecture, the tutorial, and the recitation. At Johns Hopkins we have based our thinking about these methods on The Art of Teaching by Gilbert Highet,(6) altering them to fit into clinical settings where the teaching of psychiatrists occurs. What follows is a description of the methods as we apply them.

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