Pedagogy

For those of you with a high level of curiosity and/or an interest in the theory of education, we offer the following brief discussion.

When it comes to adult learning, most individuals can acquire and process information in almost any way, but everyone has a preferred approach that works best for them. Since people that prefer to learn in a given style may have difficulty retaining information presented in a less preferable manner, we have attempted to provide options, throughout this website, that meet everyone’s needs. The 3 main learning styles are: Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic. For visual learners, who prefer information be delivered visually, we offer documents in print, charts, infographics, and diagrams. For auditory learners, who learn by listening, we have recorded lectures and voice-over presentations. For the kinesthetic learner, who learns best by experiencing the information being studied, we provide the ability to manipulate (in an electronic environment) information through the use of interactive programs and “games”.

It is likely necessary to provide a few brief comments on these latter two offerings, which fall under the concept of game-based learning. Game-based learning is using game tools for non-game purposes and activities, like acquiring new material. Game-based methods can facilitate learning by: (1) encouraging learners to solve a problem by exploring possible answers, (2) actively engaging the learner in the learning process, and (3) motivating the learner by giving the freedom to experiment and make mistakes. As stated, most of us can utilize all the styles to learn new material, thus the game-based tools can be of benefit for most of the people utilizing this site.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions regarding the resources available on this site please contact Darin Correll, MD at the email listed below. Thank you for utilizing our site to enhance your understanding of opioids, pain and addiction.