Exploring strategies for experiential online communication skills teaching

Winterburn, Sandra, Rosenbaum, Marcy, Blackburn, Laura and Taylor, Kim (2020) Exploring strategies for experiential online communication skills teaching. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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It is widely acknowledged that face to face teaching using role-play, feedback & re-rehearsal is the gold standard for communication skills (CS) teaching. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted health professional educators to explore innovative synchronous and asynchronous approaches to CS learning online. For many teachers this is a wholly new approach and they may be unsure how to adapt previous in-person sessions to a virtual context. Others may have started experimenting with different methods and identified useful strategies as well as challenges to experiential online teaching. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to strategies for effective online communication skills teaching, drawing on the experiences of educators from several institutions. Participants will be supported in reflecting upon and sharing their experiences and attitudes toward online communication education. The workshop will provide the opportunity for interactive demonstration of key components of experiential CS education and how these can be effectively achieved using online video conferencing platforms. Limitations and challenges of online CS teaching will also be explored. Participants will have the chance to consider how available tools can be used to enhance online teaching at their own institutions. We view this workshop as the beginning of an important ongoing conversation between health professional educators as we all share experiences, resources and support in the necessity to embrace virtual methods for communication skills learning. After participating in the workshop attendees should be able to: Discuss the feasibility of online CS teaching in their own organisation. Demonstrate specific tips for maximizing the effectiveness of online CS teaching  Describe challenges and limitations of online CS teaching Access additional resources to support online CS teaching

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 01:06
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 00:33
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/78320

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