Centre for Health Professions Education
Strengthening Teaching & Learning
Staff development or as commonly known as Faculty Development's mission is to provide a blueprint for strengthening the educational offering. Faculty Development refers to all activities that people pursue to improve their knowledge, skills and behaviours as teachers, in both individual and group settings. It does not always have to be formal interventions, but it can be informal individual or group activities. Training in education cannot be regarded as a once off matter and continuous development in it is important. Interventions over time have more positive outcomes than once-off events. This has implications for staff involved in training who need to be part of a group that meets and discusses matters of educational interest on a regular basis. Evidence of good teaching practice ought to be shared amongst the teachers, and all teaching and assessment activities ought to be based on good solid evidence-based practices.
The Centre for health Professions Educations therefore offer a few core programmes (see below) throughout the year but is also willing to offer tailor-made sessions to departments/divisions on demand. Individual informal support is also provided and an open invitation to staff to contact the CHPE in this regard, are given.
For more information contact:
Dr Alwyn Louw
Tel:+27 938 9389