We are delighted to announce the 2014 tEACH Train the Trainers courses and hope you will be able to join us. Please could you also circulate this to all your colleagues and others who may be interested.
The tEACH Train the Trainers subgroup offers support and training for trainers and teachers of communication skills in health care across all professional groups. This support uses a skills-based and evidence-based approach to teaching communication skills. Our aim is to help as wide a range of teachers as possible – so we would like to help you whether you are a beginner trying to get started in your hospital, college, university, region or country or a more experienced teacher who is looking for help with teaching particular parts of your course. We also aim to provide help across all the different types of healthcare teaching – for example medicine, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, physiotherapy and for undergraduate, postgraduate and practising clinician learners.
We currently offer 4 different courses:
1. What to Teach in Communication Skills Teaching: Skills and Structure
2. How to teach: Experiential Communication Skills Teaching
3. Curriculum Development in Communication Skills Teaching
4. Assessment in Communication Teaching
Each course can be taken separately. Together they provide a comprehensive programme of training. The courses involve a mix of learning methods with a particular focus on the active involvement of participants. Participants are welcome to attend all four courses. Participants are encouraged to attend in the order “what”, “experiential”, “curriculum”, “assessment” in order to get the most out of each course. All the courses are held in English and care is taken to help participants for whom English is not their first language. Each course costs €700 (including accommodation and meals) except pre-conference courses in Amsterdam where the exact costs will be announced later. Each course lasts 2 days. To date, all of these courses have been evaluated highly and participants have strongly agreed that they would recommend each course to a colleague and that they would sign up for another tEACH course.
What to Teach in Communication Skills Teaching: Skills, Structure, and How to Analyse an Observed Interaction
31st March – 1st April 2014, Madingley Hall, Cambridge UK.
The course is directed towards teachers of health professional learners who wish to explore the underlying skills and structure of health care encounters. It is suitable for teachers of a variety of experience and is particularly suitable for those early on in their teaching careers.
We hope to offer this again as a preconference two-day course on the 27th - 28th of September, 2014, before the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare in Amsterdam
Assessment in Communication Teaching
3rd – 4th April 2014, Madingley Hall, Cambridge UK.
The course is directed towards teachers of health professionals (for example medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors) who wish to explore the underlying principles and practicalities of assessment in communication. It is suitable for teachers of a variety of experience of assessment. However, please note this course is not about detailed psychometrics.
How to teach: Experiential Communication Skills Teaching
23rd – 24th April 2014, Madrid, Spain
This is a two-day course focusing on experiential communication skills teaching. The course is directed towards teachers of health professionals. This course is highly interactive and experiential. The focus is on how to teach communication skills effectively one to one or in small groups with role-play, video and simulated patients. This course is not about what to teach or how to develop a curriculum.
Curriculum Development in Communication Skills Teaching
27th - 28th of September, 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This course is being offered as a preconference two-day course before the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare in Amsterdam The course is directed towards teachers of health professionals (for example medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors) who wish to develop a new curriculum or extend an existing curriculum. Please note, this course is not about facilitation skills or learning experiential communication skills teaching. The course will be highly interactive and participant centred and will enable individual participants to formulate concrete plans for the future in their own establishment.
For more details and how to register for each course or any further information, please contact Faith Rawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or see our web page www.each.nl/teach-train-trainer-courses
We very much hope to see you or your colleagues at our courses during 2014
With best wishes
Ana Carvajal de la Torre, Spain; Paul Kinnersley UK; Jane Ege Moller, Denmark; Annegrethe Nielsen, Denmark; Marcy Rosenbaum, USA; Jonathan Silverman, UK; Johanna Sommer, Switzerland; Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, the Netherlands
tEACH train the trainers group
To help teachers we provide some materials that are used in these courses. These focus mainly on How to teach. So they are descriptions of methods that can be used for teaching clinical communication skills. Much more information is provided during the courses.
If you have questions about these documents or feedback please email Paul Kinnersley email@example.com.
In future the Train the Trainers subgroup is interested in providing courses to additional countries, disciplines and institutions. If you are interested in having tEACH courses offered in your area, please email Paul Kinnersley firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.