Welcome to tEACH, the teaching subcommittee of EACH. We aim to connect and support teachers involved in the development and delivery of healthcare communication training. tEACH consists of over 35 experienced communication skills teachers from 21 different countries representing a variety of health care disciplines. Since 2008, tEACH members have worked on specific projects to address the broad range of needs of communication teachers. We have been there for those teachers initiating new teaching ventures and those wishing to extend existing programmes.
What tEACH offers
tEACH organizes courses for communication teachers focusing on ‘What’ and ‘How’ to teach communication skills, and courses on topics such as ‘Curriculum Development’, ‘Workplace learning and teaching’ and ‘Assessment’. Courses can be delivered locally on request (within countries or institutions). Our train the trainer’s group are developing new courses all the time so visit our site regularly to see what’s new.
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Through the EACH website, communication teachers can get access to various teaching tools, including facilitator guides, simulated patient cases and a comprehensive curriculum designed by tEACH. Click here to access over 100 teaching tools including facilitator guides, simulated patient scenarios, a published curriculum and videos or upload new ones.
tEACH has been involved in several national projects to improve healthcare communication teaching, a.o. in Poland, Austria and Ireland. Based on these experiences tEACH can offer a comprehensive package of training and consultancy, that can be adapted to specific needs.
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tEACH creates various opportunities for communication teachers to exchange expertise, e.g. in conferences and meetings, and by initiating and publishing on teaching topics.
How to get involved with tEACH
The tEACH committee has several projects and activities it works on (for more information, see Activities and projects). If you feel you may have something to contribute to one of these activities, please contact us through email@example.com.
Experienced communication teachers who have interest in collaborating with and contributing to teach on a more regular basis. Currently, we are looking for people with expertise and interest in e-learning, teaching tools and videos, and/or in making tEACH projects and products more visible. We specifically would welcome communication teachers from dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and/or paramedical professions.
Because the tEACH committee is an active group working on longer term projects, we prefer to limit the number of members and also limit membership turnover.
Connect with people who have similar interests to identify, communicate and collaborate with each other.
tEACH is in the process of establishing national and discipline-based networks of communication teachers and can offer help to interested individuals in establishing and expanding these networks and planning events (meetings, symposia, workshops) in which network members can exchange ideas, solve problems and learn from experts. If you are interested in participating in establishing/expanding networks or have questions about this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EACH Teaching Award is an innovative prize which aims to recognise teachers who have made a significant and outstanding contribution to healthcare communication education. Click here for more information.
tEACH Core Planning Group