Component: 3

TO DEVELOP THE REQUISITE FACULTY TEACHING CAPACITIES FOR THE PRIORITY COMPETENCY-BASED COURSES & LEARNING METHODOLOGIES

Competency-based Faculty Facilitator Development

The success of this Competency-based Curriculum system rests with the Faculty, who must conceptualize, manage and improvise their courses to ensure concrete competency outcomes. It is now self-evident that effective Teachers/ are the critical factor for ensuring learning outcomes. However, Public Health Faculty are not held accountable or assessed accordingly. Given that current teaching is mismatched with real-world public health competency demands,It is critical that our Public Health Faculty cultivate their passion for teaching with the appropriate practical knowledge, field experience and creativity to train future public health professionals. Faculty capacity will be upskilled and grounded in Developing Country Public Health needs. Traditional faculty-centric teaching will thereby transition to learner-centric teaching, focusing on the learner’s priorities, real-world professional needs and skills development.

Core principles for component: 3

  • Training Faculty as Learning Facilitators transition - guided, facilitated Learning -didactic, Content, Theoretical, Participative, Interactive, Peer Learning, Group-work, Co-teaching, A/V
  • Faculty as teams - Conceptualize, Design, Update Courses to integratively / effectively teach
  • Faculty – trained in Methodology Design concepts, principles - PH needs, community contexts, PH practice
  • Faculty ensure requisite skill outcomes for professional impact in PH Sector
  • A more rigorous Self, Peer, Student and Performance assessment system for teaching accountability, continual quality improvement for institutionalization