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Warwickshire consultants' 'training the trainers' course.
  1. A. Whitehouse
  1. George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK.

    Abstract

    To train junior hospital doctors more quickly and effectively as envisaged by the Calman reforms, consultants will need to develop their adult education skills. This paper describes a course set up and attended by a mixed group of Warwickshire consultants to improve their understanding of these skills. The course organisation and content is described and the 'learner-centred education' model, educational supervision techniques, giving feedback on performance, goal setting, learning contracts and other topics covered are explained. A 12-month interval questionnaire evaluation by attendants shows that the principles taught in the course were being widely applied a year later. Thus, at a modest cost, consultants can receive a valuable basic training in adult education.

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