The Multidimensional Learning Model: A Novel Cognitive Psychology-Based Model for Computer Assisted Instruction in Order to Improve Learning in Medical Students
Abdelhamid, Tarek M.
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Medical Education Online
(issn: 1087-2981, eissn: 1087-2981)
In the recent years there has been a huge increase in the amount of information needed to be understood and memorized by medical students. Many authors have advocated the need for utilizing cognitive psychology strategies to allow students learn the expanding medical information in a more effective and efficient manner. The present paper describes a novel and interactive method for teaching and learning (the Multidimensional Learning Model) that allows the students to ‘think’ to generate the information. The model integrates different memory strategies to facilitate the learning process and is heavily dependent on illustrations and graphics. Furthermore, the model is potentially suitable for designing Computer Assisted Instruction. A pilot study was performed on the model and the preliminary results are promising.