0:50 | Hot mitochondria
2:20 | Secrets of the Campus Cadavers
6:26 | Featured topic: teaching for long term learning
1 | Hot Mitochondria
Mitochondria run about 10 °C hotter than the other components of the cell. This number may be helpful when discussing thermoregulation, metabolism, cell biology, and more.
- Hot mitochondria? (an article in PLOS Biology)
2 | Podcast: Secrets of the Campus Cadavers
Paul Gabrielsen of the University of Utah introduces his new serial podcast that tells the story of the discovery of remains of medical education cadavers buried on campus about a hundred years ago.
3 | Teaching for Long Term Learning
A comment on Episode 4 by Margaret Thompson Reece sparks continued discussion of the value of a cumulative approach to teaching and learning. In this episode, Kevin gives additional examples of practical strategies to apply the cumulative approach in our A&P course and beyond.
- Medical Science Navigator (Margaret Thompson Reece’s website; share this link with your students!)
- Episode 4 | Cumulative Testing Makes Learning Last (where we first encounter the cumulative approach)
- Cumulative Testing Enhances Learning (Kevin’s blog post summarizing cumulative testing, including links to other resources).
- Episode 3 | Testing as Teaching (emphasizes the role of tests as retrieval practice rather than summative assessment)
- HAPS Comprehensive Exam (find out more about this cumulative test from the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society)
- Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (one of Kevin’s favorite books on teaching, it further explains the value of cumulative testing)
- Episode 1 | Why Spaced Retrieval Practice is Your Most Powerful Teaching and Learning Tool (a prior episode covering a related topic)
- Start A&P 2 with a Final Exam (a blog post about Kevin’s Test Zero mentioned in this episode)
- Memorizing vs. Understanding (brief discussion about how to teach facts and how to teach understanding)
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