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Education Research Workshop Series

The overall goal of the virtual workshop series is to develop a basic understanding for education research in medicine and health professions at Sunnybrook. In this five-part series, you will be introduced to the fundamental conceptual and methodological components of education research illustrated with real-world examples. We aim to foster an appreciation for education sciences, inspire scholarly activities among participants, and develop a local community with shared interests and mutual support across Sunnybrook.


WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

This workshop series is a primer for Sunnybrook clinician educators and educational leads who have a scholarly interest in education research.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

A series of five workshops will be held monthly between February and June 2021. Each 90-minute interactive workshop will use various forms of instructional formats, including formal instruction, small group break-out sessions, and class discussions.

Each workshop builds on one another, so we encourage you to commit to the entire series. It is recommended that you come prepared with a topic or research problem specific to your area of interest, which you can use as a working platform throughout the workshop series.

Those who complete the entire series will have the opportunity for a consultation with an education scientist or education researcher about their professional development. We will connect you with a consultant with expertise and resources necessary for you to make progress in this field.


» Workshop 1: Getting started in medical and health professions education research

February 3, 2021, 2:30 - 4:00 pm (via Zoom)

Faculty:
Dr. Zachary Feilchenfeld, MD, MHPE
Dr. Csilla Kalocsai, MPhil, PhD

Learning objective: After active engagement in this session, you will be able to:
  1. Define education research
  2. Give examples of prevalent topics in education research
  3. Apply principles of comprehensive literature searches
  4. Present a research question

» Workshop 2: Conceptualizing education research

March 3, 2021, 2:30 – 4:00 pm (via Zoom)

Faculty:
Dr. Ariel Lefkowitz, MD, CM, MEd
Dr. Csilla Kalocsai, MPhil, PhD

Learning objective: After active engagement in this session, you will be able to:

  1. Describe research approaches
  2. Explain how worldviews shape research
  3. Differentiate major research paradigms
  4. Discuss the elements of a grant proposal

» Workshop 3: Qualitative methodologies in education research

April 7, 2021, 2:30 – 4:00 pm (via Zoom)

Faculty:
Dr. Joanne Goldman, PhD
Dr. Csilla Kalocsai, MPhil, PhD

Learning objective: After active engagement in this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the types of problems/questions qualitative methodologies help address
  2. Describe the major qualitative methodologies
  3. Discuss major qualitative methods for sampling, data collection, and analysis
  4. Articulate a preliminary qualitative study design connected to your own area of interest

» Workshop 4: Quantitative methodologies in education research

May 5, 2021, 2:30 – 4:00 pm (via Zoom)

Faculty:
Dr. Carilynne Yarascavitch, BSc, DDS, MSc, Dip ADBA
Dr. Laura Naismith, PhD

Learning objective: After active engagement in this session, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the difference between methodology and methods as applied to quantitative and mixed methods educational research
  2. Identify how research methods are linked to value systems
  3. Articulate a preliminary quantitative or mixed methods study design connected to your own area of interest

» Workshop 5: Communicating education research

June 2, 2021, 2:30 – 4:00 pm (via Zoom)

Faculty:
Dr. Dominique Piquette, MD, PhD
Dr. Csilla Kalocsai, MPhil, PhD

Learning objective: After active engagement in this session this session, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the key principles of rhetoric in communicating research
  2. Recognize the interpretive work authors do to communicate findings
  3. Describe the ethical questions embedded in education research
  4. List rounds, conferences and journals in medical and health professions education research

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Enrolment is limited. If you are interested, please send an email to education@sunnybrook.ca by January 15, 2021 and we will send you a brief questionnaire to understand your background in education and research.


COURSE DIRECTOR

Csilla KalocsaiCsilla Kalocsai, MPhil, PhD

ACMS Professor in Education Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Cross-appointed Researcher, The Wilson Centre, University of Toronto and University Health Network


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 3.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).