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Evidence-Based Teaching: Badging to promote competencies in health care education Feb. 25

Join us for the next Evidence-Based Teaching Session, “Badging as a Means of Promoting Competencies in Health Care Education,” to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at noon in Room W201 of the SMHS Northeast Campus (and both streamed live and recorded for later viewing).

How do we go about teaching and promoting “essential” cognitive, emotional, and attitudinal dispositions like professionalism, professional identity, empathy, and resilience? Can we really know whether a student is “professional” based on what she says and does in class? How do new teaching and assessment strategies like gamification and badging relate to these new kinds of learning outcomes?

Join Drs. Richard Van Eck and Adrienne Salentiny of Education Resources for a second session on teaching and assessing competencies. In January, we focused on teaching and assessment as they relate to attitudes: a learning outcome that is notoriously complex to teach and assess. Competencies (which often include attitudes) will be the focus of this interactive session.

A light lunch will be offered for on-site attendees (of course, you are also welcome to bring your own lunch). Please RSVP here by February 21, 2020, to help us ensure we have enough for everyone

This workshop is part of the Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) series hosted by Education Resources and the Office of Education & Faculty Affairs. This series, held every fourth Tuesday of the month, showcases topics of interest to the medical and health education community and is free and open to anyone at UND. Previous EBT sessions can be streamed from our website.

If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to suggest a future meeting topic, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at