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How to become a Practice Educator
The Practice Educators course is a free course designed to prepare a clinician to supervise a student on clinical placement. Physiotherapy student supervisors are called Practice Educators. To become an educator you need to complete the 3 days of a practice educators course.
Day one covers:
- Learning and Teaching theories and their application in placement learning
- Negotiated Learning Agreement
- Structured learning plans
- Principles of assessment
Day two covers:
- A brief summary of day one
- Application of Assessment Theory
- Assessment skills
- Processes and procedures specific to Keele
- Placement documentation
- Disability and Equal Opportunities
Day three (Approval Session) covers:
The approval session is designed to give new educators the opportunity to discuss their experiences and share good practice with others in a similar position.
Attendees will have had at least one student placed with them before attending and will be given a certificate for their CPD once the course has been completed.
It usually takes place within 6 months of completing day 2 (unless practice educator has not been able to supervise a student within that period).