PSSA Congress 2015: Teaching Workshop Update

PSSA Congress 2015: Teaching Workshop Update

PSSA Congress 2015: Teaching Workshop Update

We are very fortunate to have Dr Dee Unglaub Silverthorn (Department of Medical Education, Dell Medical School, University of Texas USA) as facilitator for the ‘Teaching workshop’ on Sunday 06 September 2015.Dee’s current educational interest is techniques for teaching and assessing conceptual understanding. She is the author of Silverthorn D.U. (1998 – 2016) Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach. Benjamin Cummings, Publishers. Translations into Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, and Indonesian.

The excitement is building and we look forward to many delegates making the journey to be part of this historic workshop. Not to be missed!Examples form her other publications provides useful insights to the nature of the workshop:

Matyas M.L. and Silverthorn D.U. (2015, under review) Harnessing the Power of an Online Teaching Community: Connect, Share, and Collaborate. Advan Physiol Edu.

Silverthorn, D.U. (2015) To flip or not to flip. PECOP blog,

Silverthorn, D.U. (2009) A String of Pearls – What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Teaching. The Physiologist 52(4): 139-143. (Invited column for Mentoring Forum).

Silverthorn D.U. (2006) Teaching and Learning in the Interactive Classroom. Adv Physiol Educ 30(4): 135-140.

Silverthorn D.U., Thorn P.M., and Svinicki M.D. (2006) It’s Difficult to Change the Way We Teach: Lessons from the Integrative Themes in Physiology (ITIP) Curriculum Module Project. Adv Physiol Educ 30(4): 204-214.

Silverthorn, D. U. (2003) Restoring physiology to the undergraduate curriculum: A call for action. Adv Physiol Educ 27(3): 91-96, Sept.

Prof. Saramarie Eagleton (University of Johannesburg)