- the key elements of adult education theory
- how to develop and write structured teaching objectives
- how to adapt your teaching to the different learning styles
- how to use different teaching styles and techniques effectively in your medical teaching courses
- how to set up and deliver effective presentations
- how to coach others in a one-to-one scenario
- how to give effective feedback
- how to deal with difficult students
During the Teach the Teacher course each candidate will complete a learning styles questionnaire which will help identify their individual learning style and how they can use this knowledge to enhance their own medical teaching courses. Participants will have many opportunities to practise their presentation skills, one-to-one coaching and feedback provision throughout the various activities taking place at the course. By the end of the Teach the Teacher course, all attendees will fully understand how to plan, design, structure, and deliver a teaching session using a variety of teaching formats and methods.
Our medical teaching course (Teach the Teacher) is suitable for all grades of doctors (FY, CT, ST, SpR, SAS, middle grade doctors and consultants) who want to optimise their approach to the training and education of others around them.
STRUCTURE OF THE MEDICAL TEACH THE TEACHER COURSE
|DAY 1 OF THE TEACH THE TEACHER COURSE
An opportunity for candidates to introduce themselves and discuss their objectives for the course based on past personal experience.
Introduction to the different teaching environments and their suitability.
||WHAT IS TRAINING & HOW DO WE LEARN (Plenary + Individual/Group exercises)
Discover the principles of adult education, the Kolb learning cycle, McCarthy's theory.
Learn about the different learning styles (Honey & Mumford model, VAK model) and complete a learning styles questionnaire to discover your own. Discuss how your own style influences your teaching style.
Discover the different models of andragogy (e.g. conscious competence model) and what differentiates a good from a bad teaching experience.
Discuss the implications of the different learning styles on the trainee and on the trainer, and how this affects behaviour and perception.
Learn to use the EDIT principle to plan a skills session.
Debate the implications for the trainer on how to motivate, gain buy-in, and set up a teaching session in order to provide the best opportunity to listen and learn.
Discuss and practice how practical skills teaching differs from other forms of teaching.
||PLANNING & SETTING OBJECTIVES (Plenary + Individual/Group exercises)
Discuss reasons for setting objectives and learn to use SMART to set up teaching objectives, within a medical context.
Learn how to plan a training session using pyramid concept
||STRUCTURING A TEACHING SESSION OR PRESENTATION (Plenary + Small Group)
Discover the importance of structure in recall (presentations and training sessions)
Learn how to use TPPL (Test, Practice, Praise, Link) to benefit your practical skills teaching sessions.
Discuss the benefits of mind mapping to plan content.
Learn to plan lessons according to the INTRO model and to structuring a presentation/training session
||TIPS & TOOLS TO MAKE YOUR TEACHING MORE EFFECTIVE (Plenary + Small Group)
Work in small groups to practise how to energise a group.
Discuss the point and use of visuals, do's and don'ts of flipchart, slides, props and handouts.
Learn how to handle different personalities in a group and acquire greater confidence in dealing with difficult situations/delegates.
||TEACHING A PRACTICAL SKILL (Small Group)
In small groups, practise the planning, structuring and delivering a practical skills training session.
Learn and discuss the effectiveness of the INTRO, TPPL and EDIT systems.
||HOMEWORK IN PREPARATION FOR DAY 2
Based on the techniques acquired during the day, prepare a short presentation for the following day on a topic of your choice, using a relevant medium.
|DAY 2 OF THE TEACH THE TEACHER COURSE (INTENSIVE PRACTICE DAY)
||THE MEHREBIAN MODEL - MAKING AN IMPACT (Small group)
In small group, discuss the Mehrebian model and the importance of words, tone and body language.
Learn and practise various methods to increase the impact of your teaching in terms of words, tone, vidual aids and body language
||PRESENTATION SKILLS PRACTICE (Small group, with video recording)
Give the presentation that you prepared the previous day, discuss effectiveness as a group, discuss how to improve delivery, visuals and "owning the stage". Each presentation is video recorded to ensure full learning experience.
Learn how to feedback on others, practising skills acquired on the previous day.
||COACHING / ONE-TO-ONE TEACHING (Small group)
Individual role play coaching scenarios with feedback.
Learn the BOOST best practice feedback model.
Discuss difference between coaching/telling. Situational Leadership – when to coach, when to tell.
Link to situational leadership, learning styles and meta-programmes.
||CONCLUSION, DEBRIEF, Q&A & CLOSE
||END + CERTIFICATES
WHY ISC MEDICAL'S TEACH THE TEACHERS COURSE?
A Teach the Teachers course specifically focussed for doctors
Our courses are written by experienced and qualified clinicians, as well as expert and accredited corporate trainers. They are fully tailored to your needs as a clinician and a trainer and incorporate the latest teaching techniques.
Maximum 9 candidates per trainer. Workshops in small groups. Plenty of practice.
We take a maximum of 9 candidates per trainer on our Teach the Teacher course for doctors and many of the workshops are in even smaller groups. The small number of participants will allow you plenty of opportunity to practise during the day. You will also have personal access to the trainers to discuss any issues or questions you may have throughout the course, during all the breaks and at the end of the course day.
Excellent feedback and recommendation rate.
The feedback that our Teach the Teacher courses get is excellent. In fact, nearly all candidates say that they would recommend our Teach the Teacher course to their friends and colleagues.
We are one of the most experienced providers of Teach the Teacher courses.
Our Teach the Teacher course is a popular medical teaching course for doctors. Our reputation for excellence and experience both in the medical interview field and in the personal development field is unsurpassed. We run many Teach the Teacher courses every year, and so we know exactly what you need from a medical teaching course.
Excellent value for money
ISC Medical's Teach the Teacher course costs only £399, which makes it one of the most affordable courses in the UK. Don't pay over the odds. Trust the experts. We know that money is tight and we have therefore ensured that our prices reflect current economic conditions.
COURSE DATES, VENUE & TIMING
We run several Teach the Teacher courses for doctors in London every month. Forthcoming medical teaching courses for doctors are scheduled as follows:
||Sat 1 & Sun 2 Nov
||Sat 15 & Sun 16 Nov
||Sat 13 & Sun 14 Dec
||Sat 24 & Sun 25 Jan
||Sat 21 & Sun 22 Feb
||Sat 21 & Sun 22 Mar
||Sat 25 & Sun 26 Apr
||Sat 16 & Sun 17 May
||Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jun
||Sat 11 & Sun 12 July
||Sat 22 & Sun 23 Aug
||Sat 19 & Sun 20 Sep
||Sat 17 & Sun 18 Oct
||Sat 14 & Sun 15 Nov
||Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec
Grange White Hall Hotel, Central London
(Near British Museum). Accessible from all train stations.
Kings Cross, Euston, Russell Square, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road
Registration: 9:00 am
Start: 9:30 am
End: 4:45 pm
OPEN - Book online FULL COURSE
The fee for the medical teaching course (Teach the Teacher course for doctors) is £399 for 2 days. This includes attendance certificate, course handouts, lunch and refreshments on both days. You will be provided with a receipt which will enable you to claim study leave reimbursement from your Trust.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT OUR TEACH THE TEACHER COURSE
ISC Medical's medical teaching course is one of the longest established, most popular and highest quality Teach the Teacher courses for doctors in the UK. But don't take our word for it! Read the feedback that our candidates have given over the past few years.
"Organised well. Attention to role play activities and presenting skills was very well thought. I really liked the dedicated time for teaching how to give feedback .. as it is what lasts with people/trainees for much much longer then any other form of education." Maria, CT2 Medicine, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (March 2013)
"Very nice and well organised course,covering almost everything. Sara/Rachel were very nice and friendly.Seemed to have total command of what they were teaching.They made this course a fun for us. Both were friendly and easily approachable, very well informed and good teachers as well. Honestly speaking, I went to course just for the CV but it was so interesting that I had no option but to pay attention and learn." Syed, CT1 Medicine, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (January 2013)
"Without hesitation, I would recommend this course to all my colleagues. Interaction bits were great - ie the whole thing. Really excellent course that had plenty of practical application. I liked the way it was very practical and felt a safe environment generally. Both trainers were excellent, passionate, and knew what was relevant". Rachel, Teach the teacher course for doctors (December 2012)
"Taught very useful techniques in the planning of lessons, actual delivery as well as providing feedback to trainees, easily applicable to teaching medical students and juniors. Also a very detailed handout/booklet which was much appreciated. I thought both the trainers were very good, easily approachable and got on easily with every person on the cause. Rachel was in particular very enthusiastic which really I think helped everyone to have a good time and Tom was also very enthusiastic, knowledgeable regarding what he was teaching and I really believe that they both made the course all the more enjoyable. Very useful and enjoyable course that I would definitely not hesitate to recommend to my colleagues!" Vincent, Teach the teacher course for doctors (November 2012)
"Very good teachers. Interactive, interesting, relevant. Both trainers were enthusiastic and motivational content was highly applicable to my current practice. I was very impressed by the course/ content and trainers thanks v much". Erika, Teach the teacher course for doctors (October 2012)
"Highly interactive, mixture of people with different experience which made the course even better. Both Reachel and Tom were fantastic, very professional, aproachable, supportive. They were able to share all information in very practical, interactive and interesting way.All stuff relevant to our practice. I would highly recommend this course to all doctors!" Aneta, Teach the teacher course for doctors (September 2012)
"Great mix of theory and practice. Rachel and Tom were both very supportive and knowledgeable. This was the best course i have ever attended. I was nervous about the presentation but the trainers were really supportive and I learnt so much. Really practical so plenty learnt to use in the future. Thank you so much Rachel and Tom. :)" Helena, Teach the teacher course for doctors (July 2012)
"I learnt a lot about teaching and i realised that students/people we teach are all individuals who respond and assimilate information differently and the teaching must be appropriate for these variations. This was a great course. Tom/Rachel we friendly, inviting and always approachable. I felt they had good skills and knowledge levels and were very qualified to be hosting this course. There were lots of group activities so it was less didactic and there was of energy in the room. I have actually learnt a lot from this course, my perception of what and ways to teach has definitely changed. I have already put some of this into practice and i can see the difference it has made. " Suren, Teach the teacher course for doctors (June 2012)
"It felt very non-pressured, but at the same time you knew you were learning a lot. I thought the balance of small group work ad whole group discussion was spot-on. The teaching techniques (4mat / Edgar Dale) and the learning styles (Honey and Mumford) have really expanded and changed my approach to teaching. I feel empowered to approach teaching of anything from 1-to-1 all the way to a large group lecture now. The brainstorming on the start of day 2 was a great way to reinforce the things we had learnt. The trainers Rachel and Tom were both so friendly and supportive. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and everyone just seemed to get on really well and have a good time. The course was much better than I was expecting. I have been wanting to attend a teaching course for a long time, but I've been wondering whether it might be quite dry and tedious. It was anything but that. I felt quite sad to leave at the end of the two days." Natalie, Teach the teacher course for doctors (May 2012)
"Both Tom and Rachel were enthusiastic about the course and showed genuine interest in each participant's understanding of the subject matter. They both had a sound knowledge base of subject matter and were able to impart this in a seamless fashion. I will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues." Adewale, ST6 O&G, Teach the teacher course for doctors (May 2012)
"The course was very well organised. THere was a good combination of theory and also practical exercises to reinforce the points covered. It was very interactive and everyone was made to feel involved. It never felt as if any of the sessions were dragging. The handout booklet is also very thorough. Both Tom and Rachel were very enthusiastic and really helped to make the course interesting and enjoyable. Some of the subject matter which could have been dull was made interesting by the way in which they delivered the teaching. They helped to reinforce the learning points by including as many practical exercises as possible which was very helpful. Overall they created a relaxed environment, and were very positive with feedback." James, CT2 Anaesthetics, Teach the teacher course for doctors (February 2012)
"Good mix of brief, succinct leactures and presentations with practical workshops. Good interaction amongst delegates and opportunities to share experiences. Excellent facilitators, Rachel and Tom. They were welcoming and keen to get to know us and our backgrounds and related the course content to this. Warm, friendly, encouraging, overall a very realxed but positive atmosphere." Kiran, CT2 Anaesthetics, Teach the teacher course for doctors (February 2012)
"Very interactive, discussed useful principles and structures applicable to daily teaching, but more importantly, the style in which the course was delivered was very engaging. I was pleasantly surprised and had a blast with Tom and Rachel and other participants. Thoroughly recommend it, money well spent!" Alethea, CT, Plastic Surgery, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (February 2012)
"1. Good mix of theory and practice 2. Excellent introduction to learning theories and different styles 3. Good mix of teaching modalities 4. Very enthusiastic facilitators who were well informed 5. Good that we all got to work with different people and meet new friends in the course 6. Honest feedback and encouraging learning environment. Rachel and Tom were enthusiastic, friendly, well informed, approachable and encouraging teachers. I felt we could ask them anything and they would have a good answer and explain things. Keep up the good work". Mamatha, CT2, Renal Medicine, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (September 2011)
"The course outline, trainers and group size were absolutely first class. With those three things in place the two days flowed smoothly, and it was without doubt the best course I have attended to date. Excellent course" Timothy, FY2, Emergency Medicine, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (August 2011)
"Fantastic venue with great facilities and excellent food. I liked the course format very much, and the style worked very well. The trainers Rachel and Tom were brilliant. They were clearly very experienced and taught us the key concepts well and allowed us to practice the skills acquired during the course. I thought they were very approachable and friendly." Komal, FY2, Surgery, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (August 2011)
"Very interactive. The hand book is very informative. Working on the questionaaire made me understand how to deal with the four type of learners. Both Tom and Rachel were absolutely fabulous. We did not feel embarrassed to expose our ingnorance to them. Now I feel more confident to handle junior staff. Seeing the video of my presentation made me aware of some of my mistakes." Christina, Associate Specialist, O&G, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (June 2011)
"The small group sessions and highlighting of the ways people learn, how to tailor make teaching sessions to engage everyone and how to give contructive feedback whether negative or positive. Great trainers with lots of previous experience of teaching, which meant a positive learning experience for us as delegates. I had attention and support that I needed as well as goals for further development. Looking forward to booking onto another course with ISC Medical as well as recommending it to colleagues." Sahib, CT1 Surgery, Teach the Teacher course for doctors(May 2011)
"Tom and Rachel were absolutely fantastic. Thank you for such a good course. What a confidence booster!" Andrew, CT1, Core Medical Training, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (April 2011)
"A truly excellent course. I really feel much more confident in structuring my own medical teaching courses and giving feedback, including negative feedback, to my junior in a constructive manner. The practice sessions on the second day were absolutely invaluable. This is with no doubt the best Teach the teachers course there is." Anisha, ST4, Psychiatry, Teach the Teacher course for doctors (April 2011)
"I had always been worried about public speaking and teaching others, but this course really energised me and helped me find the confidence I needed. Thank you so much. Rachel, ST3 Anaesthetics, Teach the Teachers course for doctors (March 2011)
"I liked that the group was small and we got lots of help from the trainers. It was good to have the theoretical and practical aspects of the training interspersed to keep energy and interest levels up. All the areas that I hoped would be covered were, and from talking to colleagues who have been on courses run by competitors I think your format, ratio of trainers to delegates and handouts are superior. Rachel and Tom were both very credible trainers whilst remaining approachable and helpful. I liked the fact that Rachel and Tom managed to get the group talking and working well together when before the course, none of us had met. I liked the fact that I received a lot of feedback that was helpful. For example, I presented a topic that I am hoping to develop into a training session for colleagues at my hospital. Rachel gave me some very helpful ideas about how I could set about developing the session for which I am grateful. Thank you for an excellent two days." Helen, Teach the Teachers course for doctors, F2 General Practice (March 2011)
"I would like to thank Rachel and Tom for making the teaching amazing. The guidance was excellent. They are experienced and lovely instructors, who delivered a well structured learning experience." Eric, Teach the Teachers course for doctors, CT2 (February 2011)
"Loved the video practice for presentations. It was so insightful! Rachel and Tom were very inspiring trainers. An excellent two days which will make a massive difference to the efficacy of my teaching of medical students". Sartaj, Medical teaching course for doctors, ST4 O&G (January 2011)
"Perfect sized group. Enough to formulate interesting discussions but split up easily to create more intense learning groups. Well organised timetable. Short sessions worked really well. Lots of interaction to keep everyone involved and interested. Days not too long. Both trainers were excellent, very friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic. They were very approachable and offered good quality positive and negative feedback. Keep up the great work." Amy, Medical teaching course for doctors, FY2 (December 2010)
"I liked the fact that the group size was small. It gave everyone chance to get the attention they needed and it was not too large a group to be inhibited to answer questions. The instructors were excellent and went through the material at a good pace, checked everyone's understanding before proceeding, and the created a relaxed environment in which to learn and try out different techniques throughout the course." Juliana, CST, Medical teaching course for doctors, July 2010
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