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Structuring Feedback and Debriefing to Achieve Mastery Learning Goals

Overview of attention for article published in Academic medicine, November 2015
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Structuring Feedback and Debriefing to Achieve Mastery Learning Goals
Published in
Academic medicine, November 2015
DOI 10.1097/acm.0000000000000934
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Walter J. Eppich, Elizabeth A. Hunt, Jordan M. Duval-Arnould, Viva Jo Siddall, Adam Cheng


Mastery learning is a powerful educational strategy in which learners gain knowledge and skills that are rigorously measured against predetermined mastery standards with different learners needing variable time to reach uniform outcomes. Central to mastery learning are repetitive deliberate practice and robust feedback that promote performance improvement. Traditional health care simulation involves a simulation exercise followed by a facilitated postevent debriefing in which learners discuss what went well and what they should do differently next time, usually without additional opportunities to apply the specific new knowledge. Mastery learning approaches enable learners to "try again" until they master the skill in question. Despite the growing body of health care simulation literature documenting the efficacy of mastery learning models, to date insufficient details have been reported on how to design and implement the feedback and debriefing components of deliberate-practice-based educational interventions. Using simulation-based training for adult and pediatric advanced life support as case studies, this article focuses on how to prepare learners for feedback and debriefing by establishing a supportive yet challenging learning environment; how to implement educational interventions that maximize opportunities for deliberate practice with feedback and reflection during debriefing; describing the role of within-event debriefing or "microdebriefing" (i.e., during a pause in the simulation scenario or during ongoing case management without interruption), as a strategy to promote performance improvement; and highlighting directions for future research in feedback and debriefing for mastery learning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Unknown 164 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 13%
Other 21 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Researcher 16 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 8%
Other 58 35%
Unknown 19 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 79 47%
Nursing and Health Professions 28 17%
Social Sciences 12 7%
Psychology 7 4%
Arts and Humanities 3 2%
Other 12 7%
Unknown 26 16%

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