Grow Your Skills: Using Creative Approaches to Health and Social Care Professions Learning is a one-day workshop which introduces attendees to creative approaches to teaching and learning in the Health and Social Care professions. It is one of the Higher Education Academy’s series of Growing Your Skills in HE Learning and Teaching workshops, designed specifically for early career academics looking to develop their practice by working with peers from a range of other institutions.
There is a growing voice within health education suggesting that using creative approaches to teaching benefits learners in terms of making them more compassionate and reflective. With that in mind, the Grow Your Skills: Using Creative Approaches to Health and Social Care Professions Learning workshop guides you through a series of immersive activities, helping you to develop as a ‘creative academic’ employing effective teaching strategies for compassionate care and reflective practice.
“In health education there is a real need to embrace learning from the humanities, to bring theory into practice and enhance the nuts and bolts of a curriculum topic,” says Dr Kate Cuthbert, the HEA’s Academic Lead in Health and Social Care. “This workshop helps to remind us of the emotion that often surrounds patient care, and the way in which we can support the development of values-based practice.”
The Grow Your Skills: Using Creative Approaches to Health and Social Care Professions Learning workshop explores a range of approaches to teaching in the Health and Social Care professions, from poetry and creative writing through to utilising drama and art in the development of critical thinking, analytical skills and interpersonal skills. Attendees are encouraged to open up among their peers in order to (a) find out more about themselves as practitioners, and (b) subsequently connect on a more compassionate level in the classroom when discussing Health and Social Care experiences.
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Who should attend?
The workshop is aimed specifically at early career academics within the field of Health and Social Care. That may include academic support staff, academics, research staff, graduate teaching assistants, graduate tutors, lecturers and senior lecturers.
Who is delivering the workshop?
The workshop is led by HEA consultant and National Teaching Fellow Dr Peter Draper, Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Hull.
The Growing Your Skills in HE Learning and Teaching workshops have been designed for early-career academics who want to continue to develop their practice by working with peers from a range of institutions and disciplines. If you’ve a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching and you’re seeking recognition for your development, and to progress into a senior position, HEA Fellowship could add great value to your professional teaching experience.
Benefits to the attendee
- The opportunity for you to learn about and adopt a more compassionate and reflective teaching style for the benefit of your students and their patients
- A chance to reconnect with the emotions that many people feel when embarking on their Health and Social Care careers
- The opportunity to acquire a portfolio of tools and techniques to address those early challenges in your Health and Social Care teaching career
- The opportunity to enhance your continuing professional development
- Held at a centrally located venue with good transport links over the course of just one day, so as to complement your working schedule
Benefits to the institution
- An opportunity for you to proactively invest in the continuing professional development of your Health and Social Care staff, something they will appreciate and your students will in turn benefit from
- Demonstrates your commitment to Health and Social Care learning and teaching by supporting staff eager to build confidence and expertise early on in their careers
- The opportunity to foster a more compassionate, reflective approach to Health and Social Care learning and teaching within your institution
- Held over the course of just one day, so as to complement your timetable and resources
- The course can, on request, also be run as an in-house training session at your institution
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