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Block chair faculty organized a book club to gain insight into how to best help students at UNM SOM. “Why Students Resist Learning,” by authors Anton O. Tolman and Janine Kremling became a central resource for faculty. The phenomenon of resistance in learning is a set of attitudes or behaviors that can be overtly or covertly demonstrated by learners in an educational setting and ultimately result in decreased learning and performance. Resistance is a fluid and multifactorial state. Factors include learning environment, individual characteristics of the learner, and teaching style. In order to maximize student learning and success at UNM SOM, we must first identify the types of resistance being demonstrated. In an effort to begin to understand resistance in learning at UNM SOM, we first focused on the student perspective.


This poster was presented during the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Education Day, 2018.



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