How To Teach

Skills in teaching and facilitating learning

Generic guiding principles for those supporting learning in the workplace.

NHS Education for Scotland have developed a Train the Trainers Toolkit. This can be delivered to groups of staff undertaking patient or professional education. Healthcare professionals who complete the toolkit are considered to meet the requirements of a Trained Educator as defined in the APEDS & TAPEDS document.

A tool to assist with assessing understanding of a learning session is called the Teach Back technique.

The ASK Me 3 is a patient education programme designed to promote communications between health care providers and patients to improve health outcomes.

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework document assists with writing learning outcomes.

Educational competencies

Educational competencies have been identified in the APEDS & TAPEDS document.

The Diabetes Education Network has also derived educational and research competencies from various documents that are currently being piloted here.

Overcoming some barriers to education

The Scottish Government Long Term Conditions Collaborative offer some solutions to perceived barriers to education: Segmenting the Population.

Learning theories for children and young people

Websites that identify different learning theories that may be used when teaching children and young people.

Multiage-Education.com : Piaget’s Theory of Development; Lev Vygotsky’s Social development Theory; Bandura’s Social Cognitive Learning Theory; Weiner’s Attribution Theory

HealthyInfluence.com : Attribution theory

Instructional Design : Bandura’s social learning theory

Instructional Design : Vygotsky social development theory

Adult learning theories

Various adult learning theories are explored at Oxford Brookes University - Theories of learning.

Theories of Learning and Teaching.

Adult learning resources

The Royal College of General Practitioners provide several resources around learning, teaching and mentoring.