The Global Reach of Creative Life Long Learning Skills for Graduate, Law, and Medical Students



Electronics have revolutionized how and where post-graduate education is taught. A worldwide reach via the Internet and other electronic media has prompted universal design learning (UDL) principles (CAST, 2000). This global reach and an accelerating rate of world-wide cultural change that Toffler (1970) termed “future shock” require continuous lifelong learning (Metiri Group, 2008), so students in medicine, law, and graduate school are best served by “learning how to learn.” For example, core skill building in media literacy anchors the effective implementation of online pedagogy to offset possible uneven media skills preparation among class members (Buck, Islam, & Syrkin, 2006). Besides the changes from these “on-line” approaches, other creative pedagogical approaches considered include popular films (“on film”) and experiential techniques (“on stage”). The chapter concludes with discussion of the evaluation of effectiveness as well as the ethics of these creative teaching techniques.


Distance Education Popular Culture Computer Skill Digital Literacy Global Reach 
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  1. 1.Health, Environment, Performance PsychologyLeavenworthUSA

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