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Learning Through Art: Creative Arts in Medical Education-Ginger Locke

When an EMS student brought illustrations of the concepts he was learning to Ginger’s trauma management course, she found a new way into the brain of her learner. Beginning with a case study, she began to explore the nuances of using art as an instructional tool in medical education. This session shares evidence in support of the use of visual arts and art appreciation in medical education. The attendee will observe actionable examples of how to implement creative arts into their classroom or preceptorship. This timely topic will enrich current discussions about whether the humanities are important in the initial education of paramedics.
Learning Objectives:
1. Upon completion, participants will be able to describe how art has been used as an instructional tool in medical schools;
2. Be able to explain the cognitive science of how drawing leads to better retention of topics;
3. Be able to implement the use of student illustration as an instructional tool. 

Ainsworth, S., Prain, V., & Tytler, R. (2011). Drawing to learn in science. Science, 333, 1096–1097.

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    1 hour
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