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These workshops are devoted to the enhancement of teaching skills with a look at career development and scholarship in education and are offered throughout the academic year. Each workshop is free to faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Staff. Registration is required.

The workshops are accredited group learning activities as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They are also accredited group learning activities as defined by the College of Family Physicians and Surgeons.

If you are not a faculty member or a St. Michael's Hospital staff member, but are active in the teaching of health professionals at the University of Toronto, please feel free to register for workshops. A $50 registration fee will apply.

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January 2018
Instructional Development
  • Wed / Jan 17
    8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 3.50 credits
Facilitating Groups in Interprofessional Education: Getting Started

We will discuss common challenges and practical strategies to address them in IPE facilitation. This workshop will help support the professional development of those becoming involved in a variety of IPE facilitation opportunities and build a community of interested individuals in this area.

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Instructional Development
  • Thu / Jan 25
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 2.50 credits
Fostering The New Revolution In Canadian Medical Education "A Humanities Toolkit." How To Teach Medical Learners Using Visual Arts, Literary Texts, And Film Clips

There is a growing body of research that suggests that exposing medical trainees to the humanities (including: literature, film, poetry, and visual arts) fosters enhanced critical reflection and empathy in physician-patient encounters. Furthermore, such exposure celebrates the subjective and emotional facets of learning alongside more conventional scientific/evidence-based approaches.

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February 2018
Instructional Development
  • Tue / Feb 6
    9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 3.25 credits
Shining a Spotlight on the Adaptive Nature of Faculty Developer Practices (invite only)

*** Please note this workshop is BY INVITATION ONLY. Therefore, you will not be able to register for this workshop ***

**This workshop is for experienced educators who are engaged in faculty development work.

This workshop will introduce participants  to a model of adaptive competence for faculty developers. This will be accomplished through a variety of individual and small group based activities as well as large group dialogue.  This workshop will provide participants with language and concepts to use when thinking about and reflecting on their own practice.  It will highlight different (often taken for granted) aspects of their environment and help them successfully negotiate, construct and attune to these different aspects in ways that maximize performance of their knowledge and skills. 

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Scholarship in Education
  • Thu / Feb 8
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 2.50 credits
Bringing a Sociological Lens to Health Professions Education Research

Much of the qualitative research we do in the domain of health professions education (HPE) research draws on methodologies and techniques from the discipline of sociology (e.g., sampling, interviewing, coding and analyses techniques). HPE researchers have become skillful in the use of these techniques for conducting research. However, the theoretical lenses sociologists possess when constructing a research problem have not been adequately taught, explored, or used in HPE research. The goal of this three hour workshop is to introduce participants to sociology and to conceptual thinking. The first part of the workshop will be in a lecture format examining, “What is sociological thinking?” The second part will be interactive and include hands-on activities.

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TLC
  • Wed / Feb 14
    8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • 2.00 credits
Teaching for Learning And Collaboration (TLC) Program – Module 3: Making Learning Stick

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of six modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

**Modules 3 + 4 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions.

For Module 4 (Managing the Teaching Session), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops.**

Module 3: Feb 14, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am
Module 4: Feb 14, 2018 from 10:40am-12:30pm 

Module 6: Apr 27, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am
Module 5: Apr 27, 2018 from 10:40am-12:30pm

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TLC
  • Wed / Feb 14
    10:40 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 2.00 credits
Teaching for Learning And Collaboration (TLC) Program – Module 4: Managing the Teaching Session

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of six modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

**Modules 3 + 4 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions.

For Module 3 (Making Learning Stick), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops.**

Module 3: Feb 14, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am
Module 4: Feb 14, 2018 from 10:40am-12:30pm

Module 6: Apr 27, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am
Module 5: Apr 27, 2018 from 10:40am-12:30pm

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March 2018
Instructional Development
  • Wed / Mar 7
    1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • 3.50 credits
Effective Communication with the Learner in Difficulty

Clinical teachers are often daunted by the realisation that a learner is in difficulty. Reluctance to offend the learner, frustration with the learner for not meeting responsibilities, and concern about having to justify one's actions can make it challenging to address concerns in a timely, supportive and productive way.

This workshop will introduce concrete and specific communication techniques to meet these challenges, which are informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, a manualised, evidence-based psychotherapy. These strategies enable teachers to improve the clarity and directness of their communication without crossing a line into “doing therapy”. This interactive workshop will provide participants with opportunities to practice new techniques that will help them be calmer, clearer and more confident when dealing with learners in difficulty.

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Instructional Development
  • Tue / Mar 20
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 2.00 credits
April 2018
TLC
  • Fri / Apr 27
    8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • 2.00 credits
Teaching for Learning And Collaboration (TLC) Program – Module 6: Feedback

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of six modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

 **Modules 6 + 5 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions. Module 6 (Feedback) is offered first.

**For Module 5 (Checking In), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops

  • Module 6 (Feedback):             May 15, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am
  • Module 5 (Checking In):          May 15, 2017 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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TLC
  • Fri / Apr 27
    10:40 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 2.00 credits
Teaching for Learning And Collaboration (TLC) Program – Module 5: Checking In

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of six modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

 **Modules 6 + 5 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions. Module 6 (Feedback) is offered first.

**For Module 6 (Feedback), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops

  • Module 6 (Feedback):              May 15, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am
  • Module 5 (Checking In):          May 15, 2017 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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