Diabetes Education – CDE - Are You Using Old Fashioned Education Tools?

Diabetes Education – CDE - Are You Using Old Fashioned Education Tools?

Question #1
Which of the following are preferred educational materials for teaching and assessing the knowledge base of adult learners?
A. Written menu for a week of meals
B. Comprehensive book on diabetes with small print and no pictures
C. Verbal instructions with nothing written
D. Colorful, picture filled booklets which require the learner to answer a series of questions on largely familiar topics.

Question #2
Which of the following are characteristics of effective print materials for diabetes education?
A. Readable sized type
B. Non-technical language
C. Do not replace, but instead enhance interaction with the educator
D. All of the above.

Answer Key:
Question #1: D
Question #2: D

Moving towards interactive education and away from the traditional lecture format can be uncomfortable, even for a seasoned diabetes educator. Potluck Puzzle Discussion Books are created by a RD, CDE to ease the transition towards increasing interactive learning and to make teaching and learning about diabetes more enjoyable for both the provider and the learner.