INSPIRE hosts Dr. Arno Kumagai

March 22, 2010

Dr. Arno Kumagai will be a visiting scholar at The University of Western Ontario on March 25- 26, 2010. This event is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Network for Scholarship in Professions' Research in Education (INSPiRE), an interdisciplinary initiative sponsored by the University of Western Ontario and representing a collaboration between the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Dr. Kumagai is the director of one of a few pioneering programs at U.S. medical schools built on a framework grounded in theories of empathy and moral development, adult learning, and transformative education. The program’s small-group activities involve student-led discussions and interactions, as well as interpretive projects that capture the students’ understanding of the experience of illness. Dr. Kumagai is the recipient of numerous excellence and innovative teaching awards. His current research interests include use of narratives in medical education, active and transformative learning,faculty development, critical pedagogy, and multicultural education.

March 25th - 3:30-4:30: Dr. Kumagai will be offering an address entitled "Ways of Knowing, Ways of Seeing: Narrative and Art in Medical Education" in Room 1330 Elborn College. This is an open address. Everyone is Welcome!

March 26- 12:00-2:00: Dr. Kumagai will be facilitating an interactive Seminar entitled: "The Telling of Stories: Reflection, Empathy, and Transformative Learning". Elborn College Room 1520. Lunch will be served - please RSVP to Niki Kiepek at if you plan to attend the seminar.

Dr. Kumagai is available for individual appointments on March 25th and March 26th. If you would like to schedule an appt. with him to discuss your research or teaching interests please be in touch with Niki Kiepek at

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