In his opening address, the Vice-Chancellor called for educators to change in terms of how they teach, to be mediators of knowledge, not repositories, and to be critical and reflective thinkers.
The use of blogging as a tool for reflection (links to the presentation on Slideshare)
Began by talking about Guns, germs and steel (Jared Diamond), and how it relates to innovation and the spread of information. Capacity building is not just about individuals, it's about collaborative capacity in leaders and organisations. For this to occur, active learning is key.
Build the field of health professionals education:
What makes learning “sticky” (Haskins & Clawson, 2005)?
Friendship and respect are important social elements in learning
Being more prepared than necessary allows greater flexibility
Knowledge sharing is essential to enable systematic capacity building (Cabrera & Cabrera, 2005). Role modeling is essential to change attitudes i.e. to make sharing the norm.
Building the field: