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Foundations of Teaching & Learning

August 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

In keeping with policies resulting from COVID-19, this program will be only offered via Zoom.

Foundations of Teaching & Learning

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2020, via Zoom

In health science we transition between bench-top or clinical research and practice and vice-versa; we ask ourselves and our students to practice evidence-based medicine.  The same is true for education – we translate what we know from cognitive psychology, education and physiology into our classrooms.  There is a great deal of research pertaining to what works and what does not work with respect to student learning.  In this program, the facilitator will translate research from a variety of areas into practical application.  Participants will gain a better understanding of why things like the flipped classroom work and leave confident in their ability to design courses with key elements while having a bit of fun in the process. 


  1. Describe the basic psychological underpinnings of learning and memory
  2. List the components of instructional design (e.g., objectives, assessments, learning activities, feedback)
  3. Explain the linkage behind instruction design and how humans learn

This program is part of Colloquium #1 for the Teaching and Learning Certificate (TLC) Program and is available to faculty and staff.

Target Audience:  This program is designed for all teaching faculty, preceptors and trainees who would like to learn more about the theory behind learning.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, August 11, at 5 p.m.

To Register Click Here

The University Of North Carolina Eshelman School Of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE program 0046-9999-20-235-L04-P provides 1.5 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program (included in LECE which will open after the workshop). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor in approximately 2 to 3 weeks. **No partial credit will be available**

Adam Persky, PhD

Clinical Professor & Faculty Fellow, CIPhER

Adam Persky received his BS in .biology from Purdue University and a MS in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He completed his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Florida and did an industry-sponsored postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and GlaxoSmithKline. Currently, he is a clinical professor and faculty fellow in CIPhER at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Within the pharmacy school, Persky teaches physiology and pharmacokinetics and has received several of the School’s teaching awards, including Best Overall instructor. Persky was named an Atlantic Coast Conference Teaching Scholar by the American Association of College of Pharmacy. He is the associate editor for the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and on the editorial board for College Teaching.  He has given over 100 workshops across the country and has numerous publications on a variety of topics relating to teaching and learning..


Event FAQ

  • A Zoom link will be provided prior to the session via a confirmation Outlook invitation. To receive CE credit, you must be registered for the program and we must be able to tie your registration to your Zoom login (use your name).  If your login to Zoom is different from your name, please send an email to with details.



August 17, 2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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