Café Pédagogique is a monthly informal meeting for conversation and discussion of teaching and learning by the students, staff, faculty and friends of the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Café Ped is based on the Café Scientifique, which is based on the French Café Philosophique. In the Café Ped, which originated at the COLTT Conference in Boulder 3 years ago and is the first such program in the world, people come together in a friendly and relaxed environment later in the day and hear three informal presentations on interesting educational topics, each led by someone who cares (loves, hates) deeply about it. After each presentation there are about 20 minutes or so of questions and answers and general discussion. There is plenty of opportunity for everyone to participate, and we welcome questions which begin “This might be a stupid question, but...” These questions are invariably not stupid. Your opinion is as valid as anyone else's, and we'd really like to hear from you.
Our next meeting of the 2012-13 Academic Year will be:
Date: 6 May
Time: 4:30 - 6 pm
Location: Gossard Forum, Fulginiti Pavilion
Speakers: Matt Leroue, MS4, will ask "Global Health in Medical Education: Are We Doing Anyone Any Favors?" and Sruthi Pandipati Thomas, PhD, MS4, will discuss "What med students can learn from grad students."
For more information please contact the founders of Café Ped Helen Macfarlane and J John Cohen.