Coordinator's Column “Do I have to know that for the test?” Did you ever hear that question raised in a graduate class? I’m sure the instructor’s inner voice was saying, “Even if this is not on a test, you’re going to need to know it when you’re practicing!” As each of ... Coordinator's Column
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   December 01, 2005
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SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2005, Vol. 14, 1-2. doi:10.1044/sasd14.4.1
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2005, Vol. 14, 1-2. doi:10.1044/sasd14.4.1
“Do I have to know that for the test?” Did you ever hear that question raised in a graduate class? I’m sure the instructor’s inner voice was saying, “Even if this is not on a test, you’re going to need to know it when you’re practicing!” As each of us began practicing, we certainly realized that was true. As we continue to practice, we realize on a daily basis that there is a lot we don’t know (no matter how long we’ve been at this!) and that we need to learn. This is the concept of lifelong learning.
In developing the 2005–2007 Strategic Plan, the Steering Committee (SC) discussed many different aspects of the educational needs and responsibilities of our affiliates. I say responsibilities because each of us is called on not only to be a lifelong learner, but to help others learn when we are in a position to serve as teachers or mentors. Some questions we discussed were those posed by affiliates:
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