Dynamic Learning Groups We had the honor of participating in the inaugural sessions of Dynamic Learning Groups (DLGs) at the 2008 ASHA convention and decided to share our experience. Each DLG was responsible for setting a group goal for the convention, based on mutual interests of group members. Given ASHA's focus on evidence-based ... Inbox
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The ASHA Leader, April 2009, Vol. 14, 2. doi:10.1044/leader.IN1.14052009.2
The ASHA Leader, April 2009, Vol. 14, 2. doi:10.1044/leader.IN1.14052009.2
We had the honor of participating in the inaugural sessions of Dynamic Learning Groups (DLGs) at the 2008 ASHA convention and decided to share our experience. Each DLG was responsible for setting a group goal for the convention, based on mutual interests of group members. Given ASHA's focus on evidence-based practice (EBP), our group decided to gather information on how EBP was infused into convention presentations.
We concluded that some presenters are very astute in framing their ideas in terms of EBP and diligently acknowledge bias when appropriate. Other presentations—both from professionals and students—seemed to be lacking in EBP content. Presenters at any experience level can develop a quality presentation if the principles of EBP are followed. Each of us left with a renewed sense of commitment to making EBP central to our teaching in higher education.
Our group formulated three recommendations. First, we encourage the ASHA members who review convention submissions to prioritize overt mention of EBP. Second, potential presenters should include statements addressing EBP, including disclosure of bias, and, for quantitative research, identification of the level of evidence. Finally, clearer standards for EBP in qualitative research are needed.
We encourage others to engage in DLGs as a means for focusing on meaningful construction of knowledge during the convention. These benefits and our new collegial connections are much appreciated. Thank you.
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