ASME are delighted to be exhibiting at @APMEC2024, come visit us on stand T7 in the Cinema Lounge!
Set within this unique backdrop that mixes a sublime past with an ambitious future, health professions education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo has come a long way, from isolated, standalone learning to learning in context. Like most health professions education schools, from largely a lecture, laboratory and apprenticeship-based teaching and learning, we too have ventured into various learning options such as small group learning, simulated learning, and blended learning.
On the assessment front, from largely unstructured, written, and clinical assessments, we have moved into a more structured and organized assessment that tells us more about the candidate’s abilities in a more accurate and precise way. Moreover, with the pandemic the life changed as never before. Learning was turned into an isolated exercise, physically, but only physically. Technology enabled learning to still take place as an inter-connected social activity, at least virtually.
While the debate of which aspects of those newfound technologies we should keep post-pandemic is still very raw, there enter the new AI language tools. These tools are already changing the way we learn and the way we conceptualize learning, from plagiarism to clinical reasoning.