Why This Course?
You’ve probably had experiences as a learner that you considered 'useless' or a waste of your time because you felt you didn’t ‘learn’.
On the other hand, you’ve also probably had learning experiences that you found truly valuable and rewarding – you still remember those lessons and have used what you learned over and over in your professional (and maybe even personal) life.
Why were these experiences so different?
As a teacher (trainer, educator, or facilitator), you now have the noble responsibility of helping others acquire knowledge and skills that they will apply in their professional lives. And you want to make sure that you do a good job of enabling learning, so that your learners will find their experience with you rich, rewarding, and valuable.
The good news is, being a good teacher - making it easy for people to learn - is a skill that you can learn. And you've come to the right place to do just that!
It’s likely that in the case of the “useful and rewarding” learning experiences, the facilitator applied strategies that made it easy (and maybe even fun) for you to learn.
Unfortunately, not all trainers of health professionals know these strategies – many don’t even know that these strategies exist. For a long time, there’s been a misleading assumption that as long as you’ve completed your training as a health professional, you can immediately become an effective trainer of other health professionals.
This assumption disregards the fact that teaching is a profession with its own set of principles and practices that need to be adopted for one to be effective at enabling learning.