Learning goals for this module

  1. Provide examples of how you can apply each of the five assumptions of adult learning (andragogy) to your clinical teaching
  2. Describe the Learning Vector and its relevance to teaching in a primary care setting
  3. Identify the benefits of asking questions of your students
  4. Provide examples of "lower order" and "higher order" questions
Estimated Time:
40 Minutes


Now that you are familiar with some of the unique aspects of teaching adult students, as well as a certain taxonomy of teaching styles and learning styles, (Module 2) how can you actually apply this information to teaching encounters with your students?

This module will address three main concepts

  1. Applying andragogy
  2. Teaching at the student's level
  3. Asking questions

Prior to beginning this module, it will be helpful if you have completed Module 2.

Module 3: Interacting with Your Medical Student