Title of Workshop: Engaging new generation learners: “What faculty must know?”

Names of Faculty With Designation, Institutional Affiliations And Emails:



Professor of Microbiology MMMC, CourseDirector, MU FAIMER Institute

Deputy Director, Manipal Centre for Professional and Personal Development

Manipal University


Dr.ShashidharVenaktesh Murthy

Head of Pathology, James Cook University, Australia.

Visiting Professor, Pathology Education, 

Manipal University


Dr.AbhijitDatta MD. FAIMER Fellow.

Associate Professor,

Department of Pathology

Agartala Govt. Medical College & GB Pant Hospital

Agartala, Tripura



Co-ordinating Faculty:


Dr.Anju L Saikia

Phone: 07399017497

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Brief Introduction to Workshop


This interactive workshop will deconstruct learner disengagement by focusing on traits and preferences unique to the millennial learners. The participants shall explore approaches and methods that promote student engagement by explicitly focusing on the use of technology, social media, student response systems and learning management systems. The applicability of the demonstrated techniques in specific educational settings shall also be discussed.


Who Should Attend?  

This workshop is meant for health professions faculty and academic leaders who

  • Are concerned with learner disconnect and have a desire to support student engagement
  • Wish to convert their educational environment to a dynamic and creative milieu where students develop the skills of reasoning and critical thinking
  • Routinely engage large group of students through lecture-driven courses and practical classes for instruction


Intended Outcomes

This workshop will help participants to acquire necessary knowledge and skills on pedagogic practices that foster learner engagement with a specific focus on technology assisted methods.


Key References 

Toohey, S. L., Wray, A., Wiechmann, W., Lin, M., &Boysen-Osborn, M. (2016). Ten Tips for Engaging the Millennial Learner and Moving an Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum into the 21st Century. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(3), 337–343

Bullock, A. and de Jong, P. G. (2013) Technology-enhanced learning, in Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice (ed T. Swanwick), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK.

David H. Roberts, Lori R. Newman, and Richard M. Schwartzstein (2012) Twelve tips for facilitating Millennials’ learning. Medical Teacher, 34(4):274-8

Our Address

Conference Secretariat:
NCHPE 2017,
Medical Education Unit,
Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat-785001, Assam, India.

+91 94351 41989 (Between 11AM to 4PM IST)
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