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Frank and colleagues in the field
The Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School has no formal lectures. Our learning is team-based, learning from each other. Our content mastery is biased toward what we use 80% of the time in order to minimize exposure to the forgetting process. We have added search skills to the list of core competencies that one must master. Our goal is to exchange learning soon-forgotten concepts for curiosity-driven learning. Our delivery of learning resources is via USB disk, to reduce dependence on the Internet. Our learning resources consist of video, powerpoint presentations, voice annotated powerpoints (video play lists) and pdf documents. We enable students to build a personalized learning-flow, playlists of resources they harvest from our libraries as well as from the Internet. The new Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School is a great laboratory for exploring learning as imparted by my dad and Gene Stead.
Now with retirement, I am fully engaged in chasing curiosity with friends and family and subjecting myself to weekly (sometimes daily) spider therapy sessions, a well known remedy for Singapore's too-many-people. Spider therapy transcripts are available in my photo essays, where I reveal what others frequently do not see (because they have not enabled their curious eyes and learned to focus their curiosity).
C. Frank Starmer