Dec 11, 2023
DHYG 473 Course Development and Education Practicum (7 credits)
Prerequisite Graduate from a Washington State accredited dental hygiene program from 1973 or later with a dental hygiene license from anywhere in the United States in good standing. Acceptance into the Bridge BASDH program per current qualifications.
Students explore educational theories, philosophies, strategies, and assessments culminating in the development and implementation of a unit of instruction and lesson plan(s). Participation in clinical teaching observations, course set-up, grading, self-evaluation, educational curriculum development, student management, etc. will be emphasized.
1. Appreciate the importance of the accreditation process for ensuring the training and development of qualified healthcare providers
2. Explore educational philosophies to develop a professional, educational philosophical statement.
3. Analyze the responsibilities of the teacher and learner in clinical and didactic education.
4. Discuss educational concepts and theories in clinical and didactic education
5. Compare the differences between andragogical and pedagogical principles.
6. Identify activities and experiences that enhance motivation in students.
7. Compare learning through experience, self-directed learning and active learning principles.
8. Explain appropriate teaching strategies used in structured and un-structured learning environments.
9. Compare formative and summative assessment methods.
10. Differentiate between various methods of assessment (including, but not limited to the purpose and types of evaluations, characteristics of performance and written tests, rubrics and checklists).
11. Explain the principles of test construction, validity and reliability, comprehensiveness, objectivity, scoring, and assigning of grades.
12. Choose an assessment method best aligned to attaining learning outcomes.
13. Procure a teaching practicum (one lesson minimum) within an institution of higher education (preferably in a dental hygiene or dental assisting program).
14. Develop measurable student performance (instructional) objectives to communicate instructional intent appropriate to a diverse adult learning environment.
15. Use adult learning theories to develop a lesson plan of instruction to include the transfer of learning skills, while considering the learning styles and the varying needs, desires, and interests of the audience.
16. Select and/or create instructional materials appropriate to the lesson objectives, audience, and desired outcomes.
17. Select and/or create appropriate methods of evaluating students’ attainment of objectives, assessment tools, etc.
18. Integrate appropriate educational methods when developing lesson plans, assignments, activities, and other course material.
19. Apply best practices in classroom management techniques to enhance engagement and student learning.
20. Create a self-assessment tool to evaluate teaching effectiveness.
21. Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects before, during and after the teaching practicum.
22. Demonstrate appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication skills (correct terminology, vocabulary, body language etc.) necessary to implement the intended lesson plan.
23. Consistently and accurately self-assess application of dental hygiene theory, techniques in dental hygiene skills and effectiveness of teaching methods.
24. Provide meaningful, constructive feedback to peers that is positive and motivating, while identifying areas that need improvement.
25. Complete FERPA training, and any other department or institutional required training prior to beginning the teaching practicum.
26. Practice all ethical and legal requirements as learned from department and institutional training.
27. Uphold the Code of Conduct of the American Dental Hygiene Association in all activities.
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