BEH alumni, James Stark, recently published a paper in the American Journal of Epidemiology, “Teaching on the Continuum: Epidemiology Education From High School Through Graduate School“. This is the second in his planned trilogy of papers on epidemiology education.
In this article he and his co-authors propose an epidemiology learning continuum for students from high school through graduate school. They call for a student-centered instructional approach to best hone learners’ grasp of concepts and skills. Furthermore, they propose scaffolded learning to help epidemiology students to develop more advanced insights and abilities as they progress in the field. They argue that their approach is aligned with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health’s “Framing the Future” initiative for public health education for the 21st century.