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Student-Centered Applied Learning Environment

Wake Forest School of Medicine was an early developer of specialized classrooms to increase student participation in active learning, team-based learning, problem solving and peer-to-peer learning.

The Student-Centered Applied Learning Environment (SCALE) greatly improves active learning in clinical reasoning activities required for a variety of medical professions and specialties. The SCALE classroom features:

  • Multiple small group tables, each with wireless connectivity and display capabilities,
  • Online, web-based audience response capabilities,
  • Multiple room display screens and facilities for patient presentation and faculty interaction.

The room shifts learners from the passive role found in a typical lecture hall environment to active engagement with expert faculty and patients through team-based learning and problem solving with large group interaction.

This Center for Applied Learning resource is an ideal environment for developing practitioner capacities required for clinical decision-making and interdisciplinary team task loading.

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