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Active Education for Future Doctors

  • Nomy Dickman
  • Barbara Schuster

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nomy Dickman, Barbara Schuster
    Pages 1-7
  3. Barbara Schuster
    Pages 9-19
  4. Nomy Dickman, Doron Cohn-Schwartz
    Pages 39-51
  5. Sophia Eilat-Tsanani
    Pages 53-65
  6. Anthony Luder
    Pages 67-78
  7. Miriam Ethel Bentwich
    Pages 79-96
  8. Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Jumanah Essa-Hadad, Mary Rudolf
    Pages 97-109
  9. Bishara Bisharat
    Pages 111-121
  10. David Karasik, Nomy Dickman
    Pages 123-134
  11. Eric Shinwell
    Pages 135-143
  12. Barbara Schuster
    Pages 145-158
  13. Michael A. Weingarten
    Pages 159-171
  14. Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Jumanah Essa-Hadad, Mary Rudolf
    Pages C1-C3
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 173-181

About this book


This book is designed to aid the faculty of medical and other health related schools in developing the pedagogical skills to transform their teaching in multiple settings including the classroom, the conference room, the ambulatory office, and the hospital from a passive learning experience to an active learning experience. In this transformation, the teacher morphs from the ‘all knowing expert’ to the ‘learning facilitator and coach’. After a brief review of adult learning theory the remainder of the book will focus on a broad variety of teaching techniques and classroom activities that ‘flip’ the classroom from a passive to an active learning environment. In addition to condensed explanations of each of the techniques, examples of each process will be presented with suggestions for flexing the techniques to better accommodate a variety of learning settings and a diversity of learners.

  • Edited and written by active educators practicing in various fields, providing diverse perspectives on the broad range of methods of active learning.
  • Provides practical examples to implement various methods of active learning.
  • Presents flexible techniques to complement the discussion of teaching elements and components.


Medical school education Active learning Learning objectives Group learning Student-centered learning approach Flipped classroom Constructivist learning theory Guided peer-interaction Positive learning environment Teaching patient-centered care Experiential learning Medical humanities Inter-professional collaboration Reciprocal peer teaching (RPT) Neer peer teaching (NPT) Cross Cultural Medicine Formative assessment Summative assessment Ethical teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Nomy Dickman
    • 1
  • Barbara Schuster
    • 2
  1. 1.Azrieli Faculty of MedicineBar-Ilan UniversitySafedIsrael
  2. 2.College of PharmacyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

About the editors

Barbara Lynne Schuster, MD, MACP, is a Clinical Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia, and an affiliated Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa, Israel.

Nomy Dickman received her Ph.D. in Science Education from the  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. She is currently the head of the unit for Development and Evaluation of Education at Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Israel.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Active Education for Future Doctors
  • Editors Nomy Dickman
    Barbara Schuster
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-41779-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-41782-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-41780-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Learning & Instruction
    Medical Education
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