Challenges in Experiential Teaching

Location: Schola Medica, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date: 4-5 April 2019

Cost: EACH Member: £550 Non-member: £600



Schola Medica
750 Orteliuslaan
3528 BB Utrecht
The Netherlands

N.B The cost of the course includes refreshments and lunch throughout the event and all training materials.

You will need to book your own accommodation. We have organised a special rate of €89 per night at Holiday Inn Express Hotel Papendorp for course attendees.  You will be given information on how to book your accommodation on completion of your registration for the event.  We recommend booking 2 nights for the 3rd & 4th April as the course will start at 9am on the 4th.  The accommodation rate includes breakfast and wifi, but is exclusive of 5% city tax.

Who Should Attend

This new course is directed towards teachers of health professionals (for example medical students, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors) who have already attended previous ‘What to teach’ and/or ‘How to teach courses’. It is suitable for teachers of a variety of experience and is particularly suitable for those who have already established their teaching careers.

“Challenges in Experiential Teaching” Course

The “challenges in experiential teaching” course will be highly interactive, participant centred and experiential. It will be facilitated by experienced teachers from the teaching committee of EACH: International Association of Communication in Healthcare. The course will be held in English and as much as possible will accommodate participants for whom English is not their first language.  We are also aware that different institutions in different countries will have varying resources in terms of available teachers, simulated patients and technology and the course will be adapted as far as possible to fit the teaching practice of the participants.

The focus of this two day, non-residential course will be on common challenges faced when delivering experiential communication skills training.  Participants will be given opportunities to identify and work on some of the particular challenges they identify.  The focus will be on building participants’ expertise as small group facilitators and experiential teachers.

As a result of this course, participants will be able to more effectively facilitate small groups and to use role play, video and simulated patients to enhance learners communication skills.

Programme of Courses

Please note, this course is not about facilitation skills or curriculum development or assessment. tEACH, the teaching committee of the EACH, International Association of Communication in Healthcare, will also run 2 further courses in 2019:

    1. How to teach: Experiential Communication Skills Teaching
    2. What to Teach in Communication Skills Teaching: Skills and Structure

Participants are welcome to attend several courses in succession. Participants who are new to communication skills teaching are encouraged to attend in the order ‘What to teach’, ‘How to teach’ and the ‘Challenges in Experiential Teaching’ course.