Train the trainer Courses - The experiential skills teaching course

The 'Experiential Communication Skills Teaching' course

The course is directed towards teachers of health professionals (for example medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors).  We are aware that different institutions in different countries will have varying resources in terms of available teachers, simulated patients and technology and will explore what is possible in your situation. This course is highly interactive, participant-centered and experiential.
The focus is on how to teach, especially facilitation of small groups, rather than what to teach or how to develop a curriculum. As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to
- apply educational theory to designing effective communication skills training
- describe key components of effective experiential communication skills
  training sessions

- use role play, video, small groups and simulated patients to enhance learner
  communication skills

- structure feedback to enhance learning in communication training sessions
- recognize emotions in the context of communication training sessions
- describe strategies for managing large and small group dynamics in
  communication training sessions

Trainers for this course include:
- Jonathan Silverman, UK
- Marcy Rosenbaum, USA
- Paul Kinnersley, UK
- Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, Netherlands
- Annegrethe Nielsen, Denmark
- Johanna Sommer, Switzerland
- Ana Carvajal De La Torre, Spain

For more information, please contact  Faith Rawley teachorganisation [at] gmail [dot] com
Feedback on this course
The course has been rated very highly by participants:
1) Would you recommend this course to a colleague?        Result: 4,8
     (1 disagree, 5 strongly agree)
2) Would you sign up for another tEACH course?                Result: 4,8 
Participant comments about what was particularly helpful in the course was:
- The secure environment in which we could practice and re-rehearse and
   receive feedback.
- Active participation, safe/secure environment, simulated patient use.
- Practice in a safe setting.
- Being a facilitator getting feedback from group.
- The experiential learning and feedback.
- The individual focus.
General comments:
- Thank you, it was a fantastic experience for me, one of the most useful courses
   I ever participated.
- Thank you for all your efforts it was an enriching course.
- Thanks, facilitators are really professional.
- Thank you for very helpful course and making a confidential environment.

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