Basic Science in Clinical Context (BSCC) is the art of delivering and maintaining a working knowledge of basic science applied to the clinical setting.
LITFL BSCC Resources
External BSCC resources
The Internet has provided us with myriad opportunities to review the way we look at education. Social media and web 2.0 has increased the level of engagement at a global level and allowed high quality information to be written, read, heard, seen and shared. This sense of global community education is the very essence of the modern day version of asynchronous learning.
We are seeing an increased number of engaged, interested readers who are enjoying learning for the sake of learning. It has led to the development of ‘anyone-anywhere-anytime-anything‘ learning …picking apart the standard educational models Working online, and without a syllabus has allowed us to provide a complimentary strategy to solution driven problems (Problem Based Learning) and physical scientific constructivism (contextual learning) and be a little more creative in our educational approach. We have the opportunity to go beyond conventional classroom learning and develop a community based teaching model based on asynchronous contextual online learning. This will allow more time for reflection on complex ideas, which is great for continuous professional development. Finally the iMac box structure is being built…slowly
- According to Hull’s (1993) definition of contextual learning, learning occurs only when learners connect information to their own frame of reference
- Karweit (1993) defines contextual learning as learning that is designed so that students can carry out activities and solve problems in a way that reflects the nature of such tasks in the real world. Research supports the effectiveness of learning in meaningful contexts (Carraher, Carraher & Schleimer, 1985; Lave, Smith & Butler, 1988).
- Resnick (1987) points out that schools emphasize symbol manipulation and abstraction instead of the contextualized learning that is used in the world outside of school. She says the problem is that the symbols are detached from their real-world referents. Because they are decontextualized, they have no meaning for students.
- Design for Contextual Learning: Web-based Environments that Engage Diverse Learners
- Critical investigation of the problems with PBL [PDF]
- Asynchronous and Synchronous eLearning [PDF]