This one-day course is a mix of theory and practice. It considers why we need group education, the pros and cons of the approach and a step-by-step approach to preparing a group education session. Participants will think about how people learn, the skills required to facilitate learning, and some of the challenges that may occur with participants. The service user/participant perspective will be explored. There are many activities during the day to encourage participants to think through how they would approach different aspects, and these will include whole group discussions, small group work and some individual reflection.
Participants should leave having considered the group education they are involved in, how they work, and with ideas on the next steps to develop their skills further.
The aim of the one-day course is to
- To provide an overview of best practice in group education design and facilitation
- To provide an opportunity to enhance teaching skills, through a range of activities, and reflection on practice.
By the end of the one day course you will be able to:
By the end of the one-day course you will be able to:
- Understand the steps in the process of designing, delivering and evaluating group education.
- Demonstrate an understanding of effective group facilitation skills, including communication.
- Understand the factors which affect group formation and dynamics.
- Recognise aspects of best practice and poor practice in managing challenging individuals.
- Identify your level of competency and areas for improvement in group session design and delivery.