Host Kevin Patton discusses the importance of the course syllabus in setting the tone for a course and helping to create a positive course culture. He includes a list of practical steps we can take as we review and update our anatomy and physiology course syllabus.
00:00 | Introduction
02:02 | What, If Anything, Is a Course Syllabus?
13:03 | Sponsored by AAA
14:16 | Sparking a Course Culture
23:58 | Sponsored by HAPI
25:07 | Odds & Ends: Part 1
36:13 | Sponsored by HAPS
37:28| Odds & Ends: Part 2
47:15 | Staying Connected
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A typical syllabus is a boring list of mostly unrelated rules, regulations, and procedures. Wouldn't it work better if our syllabus was instead an engaging, illustrated story? (Kevin Patton)
What, If Anything, Is a Syllabus?
Getting the plural form of syllabus straightened out, we explore what sorts of syllabus exist and which one we'll focus on in this episode. Below are some other episodes related to the anatomy and physiology course syllabus:
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Sparking a Course Culture
We sometimes fail to realize the power of a syllabus in providing a foundation—a spark—at the beginning of a course to form a course section's culture. That culture influences every aspect of teaching and learning for the entire term. Let's be artists when it comes to making—and tweaking our A&P course syllabus.
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Odds & Ends: Part 1
Let's talk about specific, practical things we can do make our syllabus more artful and more effective. How exactly can we make our syllabus smile and chuckle? Why is illustrating our syllabus a good idea? What about transparency?
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Odds & Ends: Part 2
The artful syllabus includes inclusion (see what I did there?), but how can we do that? What if our syllabus is getting too long—what strategies can we use to trim it? Come on, can we really make our syllabus into a story?! What do we mean when we say that students read and raid their syllabus?
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