Think aloud and directed readings

Two other strategies for effective teaching include the ‘Think Aloud’ method and directed readings.

‘Think Aloud’ Method

Have the student explain why they are choosing to use a particular approach as/before they begin, and throughout the intervention. This encourages critical reflection and builds clinical reasoning skills. (Lee & Ryan-Wegner, 1997) [1]

Directed Readings

Encouraging students to seek relevant information in the literature insists that they actively participate in the educational process, and reinforces the habit of life-long learning, a useful skill for any professional.

[1] Lee, J. E. & Ryan-Wenger, N. (1997). The “Think Aloud” seminar for teaching clinical reasoning: A case study of a child with pharyngitis. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 11, 101-109. doi:10.1016/S0891-5245(97)90061-4