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Teaching in a Neurodiverse World

IS THERE A LESSON FOR VET MEDICINE?: “EDUCATING IN A NEURODIVERSE WORLD”

If you haven’t taken the opportunity before, I encourage you to take a look at the learning platform developed by TED-Ed, as well as to listen to a very insightful presentation by Brian Kinghorn accompanied by review and thought questions, and links allowing the learner to “Dig Deeper” into the subject.  I’ve even added a veterinary medicine-centric open-ended thought question under the “Discuss” section at the end of those by the author of this lesson. I’d be interested in your thoughts posted via that lesson or as comments to this blog post on the following:

How should veterinary medicine consider the neurodiversity amongst its students when designing and refining curricula? In your comments, go beyond the issue of students needing testing accomodations, and consider what Brian Kinghorn notes as the full spectrum of neurodiversity, in particular, how this range of students best learns, and whether progression rates and pathways through a currriculum might be customized. Finally, how might considerations of neurodiversity inform how we should be directing students towards different areas of veterinary medicine?

http://ed.ted.com/on/91TyaCBM