CASP aims to spread critical appraisal skills training to as many people as possible, and to do this we need to constantly recruit new trainers and facilitators. For this reason we run one day train the trainer courses regularly, which aim to:
- Develop abilities for interactive teaching
- Plan presentation strategies
- Train for handling of small groups
- Improve knowledge of the organisation of workshops
- Create the confident atmosphere that allows people to learn and to enjoy learning.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Over the past 20 years, CASP has successfully used Training the Trainer to promote a “cascade” approach to skills development. Over 10,000 people have gone through a CASP workshop. This has been achieved not by one centralised team, but by training a network of people in how to run CASP workshops locally.
The specific objectives the day will be to:
- practice giving the introductory talk, share experiences and understand the different ways of giving the talk by watching others
- practice taking the feedback, share experiences and understand the different ways of taking the feedback by watching others
- appreciate the importance of careful preparation and planning of CASP workshops, including the role of the facilitators and the chair
The broad aim of each CASP Training the Trainer (TtT) day is to help participants develop the competence and confidence to take on any of the roles needed to run a “CASP-style” workshop.
Who should attend
Train the Trainer days (TtT) are aimed at those who have already participated in at least one, but preferably two, 1⁄2 day CASP run workshop(s), and would like to help in delivery of similar events in the future.
Participants will be expected do at least three hours preparatory work in order to practice taking the feedback, giving sections of the introductory talk and explaining some of the key terms during the training day.
These workshops focus more on skills in teaching and presenting than on content or methods.
Our Training Week’s are designed to be ‘Train the Trainer’ events see here for more information on the next course.
Please contact us to find out more.