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Teaching for
Transformation

Program Overview

Teaching for Transformation (TforT) is jointly offered by Centre for Faculty Development and Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare & Education.  It was inspired by a growing need in health professions education and practice to prepare clinicians for a multitude of complex social roles. For example, collaboration, advocacy, and systems navigation must be performed within a complex health care system that aims to support compassionate, equitable, and person-centered care orientations, while also managing limited resources, quality, safety, and accountability. Aligned with these needs, TforT brings together educators interested in the theory and practice of transformative education and critical pedagogies.  TforT aims to promote and provide the development of critically reflective/reflexive individuals in relation to their educational roles in health care.

Program Description

TforT brings together educators, clinicians, administrators, leaders, and scholars interested in the theory and practice of humanistic and transformative education and critical pedagogies and practices. The humanist paradigm of education foregrounds self-actualization and the transformative paradigm of education is grounded in a vision of education as an emancipatory practice in pursuit of equity. TforT participants strive to prepare health professions learners for the humanistic, social-relational aspects of health care practice.

TforT explores varying pedagogies, principles, and practices depending on the year.   For example, dialogic education, arts-based pedagogy, reflective writing, theatre pedagogy, pedagogies of discomfort, aesthetic education, ways of knowing, active learning, experiential learning, portfolio courses.

These educational approaches may support the following health education goals: compassionate care, equity, diversity, and inclusion, interprofessional education and collaboration, critically reflective practice, advocacy and change agency, systems-based practice, professionalism, ethics of research and clinical practice, person-centered care, patient engagement in education, accessibility and universal design for learning.

TforT is a suite of educational offerings, including an annual conference, the Online Supplements for Education, and custom consultations and programming.

TforT: Annual Conference

Teaching for Transformation: Annual Conference+  (TforT:AC+) is a three day immersion in the education paradigms and practices needed for today’s health care work. TforT: AC+ involves keynote facilitated sessions, workshops, submitted short talks, roundtables, and space for open dialogue.  TforT:AC+ will take place online, enabling an international reach.

Conference+
TforT:AC+ is more than a conference.  Registration is limited to foster a dialogic learning environment.  Additionally, registrants will gain access to a private website of resources and activities for their ongoing use and an online community of support. 

Please click here to learn more.

Program Structure

TforT: Online Supplements

The Online Supplements (OS) for Education support transformative, reflexive approaches to education and teaching within the health professions / health sciences. Ideally, these OS’s should be used in conjunction with in-person sessions as educators can then contextualize content, promote dialogue, and debrief activities.

TforT: Custom Consultations

Teaching for Transformation: Custom Consultations (CC), a partnered working model in which we co-construct programming and resources to support your own team’s learning and working in relation to transformative approaches to education.

Please email Stella Ng or Lindsay Baker if interested.

Contact

Lindsay Baker
Program Co-Lead
lindsay.baker@unityhealth.to

Stella Ng
Program Co-Lead
stella.ng@utoronto.ca

Program Details

Level: All

Who should register: Health professions teachers/educators who are interested in preparing health professions learners for the humanistic, relational, and systemic/structural aspects of health care/sciences with a commitment to collaboration, compassion, and equity.

Location: Online

Upcoming Conference Dates:
March 25-27, 2024

Conference Fees:
Early Bird Rate: $650.00 (until Jan 31, 2024)
Standard Rate: $750.00

Become a Community Supporter:
Are you interested in building capacity with your team for transformative education in health and social care? Please see the community supporter options in the Prospectus.

By becoming a community supporter, your organization can become a part of the TforT community, accessing networks, resources, and shaping the future of the TforT conference, community, and overarching program.

Please direct questions about becoming a Community Support or for more TforT: AC+ information here.

Certificate: n/a

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    20
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    Join us for our annual Members Event - free for all CFD Members.
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    19
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    Stepping Stones is our foundational program at the CFD, supporting health professionals in their education roles and activities including teaching, education scholarship, advocacy and academic leadership.
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    End 07:30 pm EDT
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    25
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    The program is designed for people in an academic health science context who are committed to becoming change agents in their spheres of influence and beyond by centering principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility in their leadership practice. This program is intended for those who are committed to challenging the status quo, and looking to develop tools, skills, and evolving practices to positively shape our future academic health sciences system.
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FAQs

Q. How do I create and/or activate my account to log into the site?

A. To create a CFD user account please click here. If you have already created an account, click here to log in. Please note you will be required to set up a new account and password for our new website. We will connect your account with your previous CFD event records.

Q. Is there a cost to attend your programs?

A. There is a cost to participate in some of our programs. The cost of each of our programs varies and in some cases, the cost varies depending on your status with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto and/or in which hospital you work as well as whether or not you have an annual CFD Membership.

Q.I do not have a faculty appointment in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Can I still attend your workshops, programs and/or events? Is there a fee?

A. Anyone whose education activities include teaching, leading, scholarship and advocacy are welcome to attend our workshops, programs and/or events. Specific pre-requisite criteria may apply. Please refer to each workshop, program or event page for details. All fees and discounts (where applicable) can be found in the workshop, program and event pages.

Q.I am interested in having one of your workshops offered at my home site/department. Do you offer this type of service?

A. Please contact us for further information.  The availability of this service is dependent on the resources and capacity of the CFD at the time the request is made.

Q: Is having a CFD Membership the same as having a CFD account?

A: No, a CFD Membership is not the same as a CFD account. However, in order to complete your CFD Membership registration you will be prompted to create a CFD account if you do not already have one. To register for a CFD General Membership and create your account click here.

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Our Programs

The CFD offers a number of exceptional programs to meet current and emerging faculty development needs across the health system. View the full listing of CFD’s programs to determine which may best meet your interests and needs.

Our Programs

The CFD offers a number of exceptional programs to meet current and emerging faculty development needs across the health system. View the full listing of CFD’s programs to determine which may best meet your interests and needs.

Centre for Faculty Development
Li Ka Shing International Healthcare
Education Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
209 Victoria Street, 4th floor

Mailing Address:
30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

cfd@unityhealth.to

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