How to teach – resources
Establishing effective communication teaching programmes is not easy. Whether instigating new programmes or extending existing programmes, all communication teachers struggle to produce effective teaching modules which incorporate best practice and are likely to achieve behavioural change for learners.
As the importance of communication teaching spreads in undergraduate and postgraduate health education throughout Europe, teachers need to learn from each other to provide high-quality education. In order to help them, we have begun the process here of developing and collecting examples and guidelines for effective teaching methods from several institutions around the world.
How to teach in clinical communication
Our resources on ‘How to Teach’ include descriptions of effective approaches to such things as Experiential teaching, Giving feedback, Working with simulated patients, Communication curriculum design and other specific teaching methods.
tEACH course materials
We also provide a select collation of resources used specifically during tEACH courses by the Courses and Support for Trainers subgroup, including materials addressing general teaching methods, experiential group teaching methods, providing feedback and working with simulated patients.
For more information please visit the tEACH course materials page.
Note: There is considerable overlap between these How to Teach resources and the What to Teach resources we have collected (teaching resources about specific areas of communication). All of these communication topic focused resources include descriptions of the teaching methods used by teachers at different institutions for addressing these topics.
Contribute your teaching resources
We encourage all teachers who undertake communication skills training in the health professions and have developed material they want to share to submit their material to the teaching resources editorial group of tEACH. We welcome contributions in all languages.
In order to contribute a resource, please review the guidelines for submission.
We want your feedback
We would appreciate feedback on the published resources as well as the organization of the material on the website. Any comments can be sent to tEACH. Also, if you have downloaded a resource and started using it, we encourage you to send an e-mail to the contributor of the resource and give specific feedback. That way we can all improve continuously, and you become part of a larger network of communication teachers. Also, it is very helpful for contributors to know about others’ use of their intellectual work.
To help teachers we provide here some materials that are used in the tEACH train the trainer courses. These focus mainly on 'How to teach'.
tEACH has begun collecting resources of specific teaching methods commonly used in teaching communication skills in healthcare.