- Written specifically for clinicians working in every discipline who may have had no formal teaching training, but who are required to teach
- A short, practical guide, containing helpful advice, step-by-step instructions and sample lesson plans
- Also includes separate Notes for Trainers for those who train others how to teach
- Written by authors with extensive experience of teaching around the world in a wide variety of settings
How can I teach more interactively? What is the best way to use visual aids? Why should I vary my teaching method? How should I prepare for a lecture? When should I use a simulator?
Good teaching skills are essential for passing on knowledge so that it will be retained and practised for a lifetime. Thus being able to teach well is vital to patient care. This book is written for the busy clinician to help improve their teaching and pass their skills and learning on to others in the most effective way. The text covers every aspect of teaching, from lesson planning and how to use resources, to evaluating teaching and dealing with difficult situations. A combination of practical advice, step-by-step instructions and sample lesson plans will help and inspire the reader to become the best teacher possible.
The text is also written for those who teach others to teach; for those running a course for their department, or running official teacher training courses. The Notes for Trainers section within each chapter gives specific guidance, helpful tips and sample lesson plans to help you run a new course.
The authors share their extensive range of clinical and teaching experience in this highly readable book.
Readership: Clinicians in every discipline who are required to teach; those who train others to teach.
Shirley Dobson, Former teacher, Oxford, UK, Michael Dobson, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, University of Oxford, UK, and Lesley Bromley, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Why good teachers are necessary
2: How to prepare efficiently - the essentials
3: How to prepare for a formal lecture
4: How to prepare to use case studies for teaching
5: How to prepare to teach interactively
6: How to prepare extra resources
7: Getting your message across clearly
8: Reinforcing the message - using extra resources
10: Teaching a skill
11: How to deal with unexpected difficulties - and find solutions
12: How to evaluate and use feedback to improve your teaching
13: How to assess your students' progress
14: How to evaluate a course, a conference, or meeting
15: Thinking about values
A1: Appendix 1 Language issues in teaching and training
A2: Appendix 2 Sample education course programmes
A3: Appendix 3 Leading a Curriculum review
A4: Appendix 4 Sample handouts for trainers