This episode focuses on running small group discussions as an essential component of the workshops. It discusses setting up and managing the groups to maximise participation and learning, arranging facilitation and feedback, and adherence to ground rules.
This episode discusses the process of running the workshops, which are considered to be critical to achieving the outcomes of the training, and offers practical tips for running a more successful workshop process. It covers structure, resources, atmosphere, ground rules, learning activities and facilitation.
This episode focuses on some of the process challenges that were experienced in running workshops and shares ideas for how these can be addressed. It discusses dealing with a mix of skills levels and backgrounds, dominant personalities, offensive opinions, irrelevant questions, and questions that are beyond the ability of the workshop facilitator to answer.
This episode discusses bringing new facilitators on board, preparing them for the role and sharing feedback with them. It discusses the importance of addressing anxieties that new facilitators may have while ensuring they understand the educational philosophy, how they can be eased into their role, and the importance of feedback.
This episode provides an introduction to the STRIPE HIV workshops, their purpose and the educational approach. It discusses the reason for the workshops, the underlying educational principles, the uniqueness of the workshops, and the interprofessional nature of the training.
In this wide-ranging conversation, Vanessa and I discuss her 25 years in health professions education and research. We look at the changes that have taken place in the domain over the past 5-10 years and how this has impacted the opportunities available for South African health professions educators in the early stages of their careers.
In this episode of the SAAHE podcast I speak to Simone Titus about her PhD research project on the use of game-based learning. Simone talks about how this approach can lead to improved student engagement and collaboration, as well as some of the challenges she faced. She also describes how she wrote her final thesis, including the final year in Dublin with a mobility funding grant.
In this episode, I talk to Dr Mpho Jama about how a humanistic pedagogy could be key to facilitating student success through enhanced support. She suggests that it is in the human relationships between teachers and students that we must look to provide higher, more subtle levels of support for students.
In order to graduate physiotherapy students who are able to thrive in increasingly complex health systems, professional educators must move away from instrumental, positivist ideologies that disempower both students and lecturers. While the potential for pedagogical transformation via the integration of digital technology is significant, we must be critical of the idea that technology is neutral and be aware that our choices concerning tools and platforms have important implications for practice.
In this episode I speak to Corné Postma from the University of Pretoria. We discuss his PhD research where he looked at the use of case-based learning to develop clinical reasoning in undergraduate Dentistry students. Corné used both quantitative and qualitative data to determine that students’ clinical reasoning ability improved after using a case-based approach to learning.