Medical Mnemonist Podcast

Using Design Thinking and Challenge-Based Learning with Dr. Hoda Mostafa

Dr. Hoda Mostafa talks about various thinking types, plus discusses embracing failure for positive outcomes.

Hoda Mostafa started her academic career in medicine at Cairo University after completing her medical studies in 1996 She joined the faculty at Cairo University, teaching and practicing in the Ophthalmology department until 2011. She is an avid supporter of teaching thinking skills across the disciplines she joined the American University in Cairo in 2011 and is currently the Director at the Center for Learning and Teaching and an Associate Professor of Practice at the American University in Cairo.

Introduction

3:52 The Educators Responsibilities to Teach Students How to Learn and Focus on the Process over the Product

5:40 Design Thinking: Using Divergent Thinking, Convergent Thinking, and Iterative Thinking to Reach Educational Goals

9:58 What is Creative Thinking, Innovative Thinking, and How do we Develop Learning and Memory Skills

14:58 Positive Outcomes from Embracing Failure & How Mentorship Directs Medical Education

19:43 Self-directed Learning (including Self-regulated Learning) in Current and Future Medical Course Design (read The Future of Medical Education Design)

25:35 Just 3 Wishes: Use Challenge-Based Learning!

Learn more about Dr. Mostafa, and check out the University of Cairo’s courses.

Resources

Chase DiMarco

Chase DiMarco is an MS, MBA-HA and MD/Ph.D-candidate. He is the founder of FreeMedEd, a free medical education resource, the host of the Medical Mnemonist 1-Minute Preceptor podcasts by MedSchoolCoach, creator of several medical education platforms, and CEO of FindARotation clinical rotations service.

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