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Speed Learning 1: Revitalizing Lab Admin Curriculum; Student Working Groups; Use of Journaling

From the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (CLEC) - Recorded February 25, 2021
Presented by Melissa Wyatt, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Virginia Hughes, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CMSBB, and Hailey Westrick, MLS(ASCP)CM

This speed learning session includes 3 presentations:

  • Revitalizing the Laboratory Administration Curriculum
    • The incorporation of active learning strategies into the laboratory administration course to promote leadership within the medical laboratory science profession will be discussed. The laboratory administration course provides the opportunity to mentor our future leaders and encourage students to develop leadership roles.
  • Statistics, Space, and Student Working Groups: Broadening the Curve
    • A statistics and research design course transitioned from a traditional classroom to a problem-based learning classroom leading to more group activities, student engagement, and higher grades. Evaluation, implementation, and ideas for group activities will be presented.
  • Learning Reflections in Clinical Laboratory Science – The Use of Journaling to Increase Student Engagement and Retention
    • Reflection journaling is an effective approach to engage students in their overall learning experience. Critical reflection of learning and laboratory exercises allows students to bring their learning full-circle and guides students to reach their goals. This session will demonstrate various approaches to implement learning reflection into CLS curricula.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Describe strategies to motivate students to engage in leadership roles.
    Identify evaluation methods to access learning outcomes of management projects.
    Discuss topics included in the Laboratory Administration curriculum to promote leadership.
  2. Summarize the advantages of a problem-based learning classroom for a statistics course
    Identify group activities for a statistics course
    Describe the utility of a one-way analysis of variance in evaluating student performance over time
  3. Explain the purpose of learning reflection journaling in relation to increased student engagement, retention, and overall learning experience.
    Describe ways to implement reflection journaling in various settings including online and face-to-face classrooms, didactic courses and clinical rotations, and university and hospital-based programs.
    Develop questions to encourage and guide student reflection while journaling.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Education/General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.