Educational Framework: Developmental Curriculum

What is a developmental curriculum?

A developmental curriculum identifies the distal goal for participation in the learning environment and imagines a constructive pathway through which the learner progresses from being an instructor-dependent learner to a self-regulated, life long learner.

At the UA College of Medicine, the ultimate goal is to become a competent, reflective physician. We know this requires years of deliberate and concerted effort on the part of students and the clinical and basic science educators who guide them.

This section of the website provides an overview of the educational framework and theory underlying the teaching/learning relationship that is the foundation of curriculum at UA COM and faculty and resident instructional development.

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