Wednesday Tutorials


Wednesday Tutorials

Purpose: Wednesday tutorials are for all trainees in GP posts (both ST1s and ST2s in their first GP post, and ST3s). The focus of these sessions is knowledge, application in practice and helping you to cover a broad range of the RCGP curriculum. Many will help you with AKT and CSA preparation; others are aimed at practical everyday things, or more difficult to get to areas. They are delivered by Trainees supported by their Trainers. So, you will need to pick a date and a topic title and then liaise with your trainer on how to structure and deliver the session. This will help you develop your teaching skills too. Remember to think about how best you can make your session interactive. Don’t forget to reflect on the feedback from the session and log the event in your portfolio under ‘Maintaining performance, learning and teaching – maintaining performance and effective CPD for oneself and others’ 

Where: The sessions are currently being held on Zoom.

The dial in details for the Zoom call are as follows;

Topic: Wednesday Tutorial

Time: Aug 18, 2021 01:30 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 886 0424 8610

Passcode: 711808

After the session has taken place please complete the Survey Monkey Evaluation Form to provide some feedback to the Trainee and Trainer facilitating the session:

Please note it is the responsibility of the Trainee facilitating these sessions to ensure the evaluation form is completed. Gemma will forward any feedback received onto the presenter as soon as possible following the session taking place.

If you do not work Wednesday’s please consider whether it would be beneficial for your development to attend one of these sessions.

If you do work Wednesday’s and are unable to attend please let Gemma know prior to the session taking place otherwise the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.

Time: The session runs from 1.30pm – 2.45 pm.  They start punctually – so try to get there on time! 

How to design a Teaching Session

The following guiding principles may help you with constructing your session.

1. Knowledge is imparted in constructivist way

That is, building on what they already know rather than just ‘vomiting’ information all over them. To be able to do this, one needs to figure out the trainees’ starting point. 

[Vico (1700s), Dewey (1938), Piaget (1950) and Vygotsky (1978)]

2. The focus is on the application (to real cases for instance), analysis or evaluation of knowledge

Rather than a regurgitation of facts, figures, guidelines or what is written in books.

[Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Objectives (1956)]

3. The trainees’ experience is used

Encouraging trainees to trainees to bring their experience and reflect on it.

[Kolb’s Learning Cycle (1984)]

4. Learning  with ideas, feelings and actions (Bloom’s Taxonomy)

Encouraging trainees, where possible, to reflect in all three areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

[Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Objectives (1956)]

5. Encouraging a collaborative approach to learning

Where trainees learn from each other, as well as from you.

[principles of Constructivism]

6. Tying in the evidence where appropriate

And how this evidence may be applied in practice.

[Evidence Based Medicine, Eddy (1990)]

7. Promoting Self-Concept

To help trainees identify other resources to further deepen their knowledge, skills and/or attitudes and thus help with their daily practice as well as the AKT and CSA.

[‘self-concept’, Knowles (1984)