Visual and Kinesthetic Teaching Tools: Part 2 | Origin: ED311

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Creative Teaching Tools in Clinical and Didactic Courses --> Visual and Kinesthetic Teaching Tools: Part 2

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It is important and helpful to incorporate every day things we use around us, to help the different learning domains.

By using creativity, teachers can engage students into learning new material using items they are already familiar with. This helps to build on knowledge that is already retained in their long term memory making it easier for the new material to move from their short term memory to their long term memory.

Creativity Aids In Learning.

I will adapt the spaghetti muscles to illustrate sarcomere function in A&P, adapt pizza gases or ABG go fish to diagnostic bacteriology in Med Micro, :ulse point macarena in A&P,  The techniques are very engaging for kinesthetic learners.


Great course

 Learning is enhanced when active learning strategies are employed.

Learning blood parameters and how to analyze the results is often a challenging task.  Using the index cards and making a group activity out of it so that there is social interaction and open dicussion to come to a common agreement would be beneficial to the learning process for students.


There were lots of great examples in this chapter that pertain to engineering technologist working in healthcare and with medical/laboratory/radiological equipment. I plan to start with the BINGO (blackout version) to have students motivated to work with several biomedical engineering technologist as they look for common problems address those issues with a qualified engineering technician. The categories(columns) can be 5 different but very common medical devices and the rows can be the individual problems that occur with each device. Students will end up addressing 5 different devices with 5 different common problems giving them a skillset of 25 total problems to learn while working in the hospital Clinical Engineering Department. 

I liked all the all the teaching tool in this module especially the spagetti idiea. We have something similar with wires but the spagetti is much better better I like how they all build on the group of muscles and by physically holding it they will remember.

Now, I can try to exercise my creativity by thinking and planning with my content to teach my students.  

Love the go fish cards.