Author(s): BeierHolgersen R, van Diest R, Resti CV
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Abstract BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia training tutors in the health system are part of a major health programme. A previous study disclosed that tutors felt they lacked sufficient teaching skills. AIM: The Teaching Methodology Course (TMC) described here was designed to correct these deficiencies. The aim of the study was firstly to evaluate the usefulness of questionnaires in terms of TMC quality control and secondly to evaluate whether the subcourses differed in terms of self-progress evaluation and course evaluation. CONTENT: The TMC consists of eight subcourses and is evaluated according to a quality circle described previously. METHODS: Two questionnaires were used as part of the TMC quality control, one to assess tutors' self-progress and the other to examine tutors' opinion about the course instructors' pre-defined teaching skills. RESULTS: In the questionnaires a distinction was made between 'good' and 'bad' subcourses. Moreover, the quantitative evaluation of subcourses was in accord with the tutors' written qualitative comments. CONCLUSION: The questionnaires can be used for TMC quality control in order to improve at least some subcourses.
This article was published in Int Nurs Rev
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism