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Teaching for Transformation

Program Objective

Teaching for Transformation (TforT) 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 is a suite of educational offerings, including the Online Supplements for Education, an annual summer event/institute, and custom consultations and programming.

TforT explores the following pedagogies, principles, and practices (varies depending on year):

  • Dialogic education
  • Narrative pedagogies
  • Arts-based pedagogy
  • Fat pedagogy
  • Feminist pedagogy
  • “Provocations and responses”
  • Reflective writing
  • Service learning
  • Theatre pedagogy
  • Pedagogies of discomfort
  • Aesthetic education
  • Indigenous 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
  • Systemic approaches to fostering wellness
  • Systems-based care
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics of research and clinical practice
  • Person-centered care
  • Patient engagement in education,
  • Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

Contact

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

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

Program Details

Prerequisites: Teaching or practice experience in the health care context

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 practice with a commitment to collaboration, compassion, and equity.

Format: Blended

Upcoming Dates: TBA

Fees: Please inquire for details

Register: Please inquire for details

Certificate: Yes

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Upcoming Events

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    4
    Nov
    This workshop will provide a foundational overview of implementing simulation into current practice by broadly introducing essential concepts of simulation.
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    Start 09:00 am EDT
    End 12:00 pm EDT
    Location Online
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    4
    Nov
    A stimulating discussion on the possibilities and tensions of human-centred design in healthcare systems.
    • CoFEES
    • Community
    Start 11:00 am EDT
    End 12:00 pm EDT
    Location Online
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    5
    Nov
    This workshop will demonstrate interactive features of synchronous technologies in teaching, recite practical tips and learning considerations for online synchronous learning and incorporate the learner perspective in the design of synchronous online learning​
    • Stepping Stones
    • Workshop
    Start 02:00 pm EDT
    End 04:00 pm EDT
    Location Online

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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.

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.

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A. Please contact us for further information.

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