Interested instructors should apply to attend an educator master class EMC.
- to do so they should submit
· their CV
· a covering letter outlining the reasons they wish to be considered
· Supporting letter from the NRC (local lead educator, NCD).
- Participants for the EMC are selected by the EAG in accordance to the following specifications:
- Professional qualification to access: Graduate in Healthcare, Nursing, Medicine, or Health Sciences
- Educational profile
· Preferably a first degree or post graduate qualification in Education or Currently studying for a post graduate qualification in Education or Medical Education (Certificate, Diploma or equivalent)
· Experience of adult education (minimum of 3 years) within a health care setting (ERC courses or equivalent preferable).
· At least 4 years of continuous activity as a GIC instructor
- Preferably a clinical background and experience in the specialist field
- ERC Associate Gold Membership
- In case of upcoming questions participants may be interviewed by a member of the EAG.
- To become an Educator Candidate EdC, they then have to successfully complete the EMC
- In order to become an Educator, the Educator Candidate needs to take part in the faculty of 2 GIC courses, under the guidance of experienced Educators, to the satisfaction of the Educational Advisory Group.
- The Educator: Educator Candidate ratio should be 1:1.
- During the EMC and the following courses, the EdC will be expected to fulfill the following expectations:
o Knowledge and practical application of adult learning principles
o Familiarity with ERC teaching strategies and techniques
o Expert communication skills (especially in the management of student behaviours and faculty support, with particular emphasis on competence in relational issues, effective feedback and presentation skills)
o Able to demonstrate competence in educational practice in managing teaching and learning (empathy, credibility, honesty, supportive attitude, individual and team orientated).
o Ability to organise, motivate and lead groups of instructors focused on achieving course learning objectives
o Ability to be flexible in managing candidate, faculty or programme related issues o Preferably have an expert knowledge and demonstrable commitment to being contemporary in the evidence base supporting both education and health science
- Eds must take part as educator in a minimum of one Instructor course, educator meeting or medical education conference in 2 years.
- Educators who are also GIC Directors cannot undertake the role of Educator in the same course.