Delivering training with a colleague: How to make co-training work
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Delivering training with a colleague: How to make co-training work

Bronwen Williams Mental health training team leader, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester

Two heads are better than one when teaching, provided you plan well and pick the right methods to suit the course, says Bronwen Williams

Co-training can be an excellent experience for students and trainers alike, and can support increased learning. This article considers how co-training can be used in health and social care training classrooms. It explores the theory and practice of training with a colleague, which can appear to be an easy option but may in fact be much harder than training alone. By focusing on the relationship between individual trainers and joint training methodologies, the aim of the article is to share information that is useful to full-time trainers and to clinicians who undertake training as an occasional activity.

Mental Health Practice. 17, 9, 14-19. doi: 10.7748/mhp.17.9.14.e817

Correspondence

bronwen.williams@glos.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 08 November 2012

Accepted: 01 October 2013

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