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Preparation of practice educators

LSBU values the contribution Practice Educators make towards our students education and is committed to supporting educators in developing their role. The following preparation is offered:



Pre-registration educators preparation days

Aim

The aim of the two post-registration Practice Educator’s Preparation Days is to equip new educators with the knowledge and skills required to perform the role of a practice educator.

Outcomes

By the end of the two days the educator will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the practice educator
  • Facilitate learning within a practice placement environment, drawing on learning theories, use of reflection and clinical reasoning
  • Evaluate the practice setting and formulate action plans to improve the placement experience for student
  • Plan an effective practice placement which is appropriate to the students level of performance
  • Understand and use LSBU paperwork and forms
  • Apply sound principles and judgement in the assessment of performance in the practice placement setting
  • Use a repertoire of strategies to manage a range of situations in placement

Who it is for

The post-registration Practice Educator’s Preparation Days at London South Bank University are offered to all Allied Health Professions who offer or intend to offer placements to our students. The days are largely attended by occupational therapy practice educators and the morning of the 2nd day is for occupational therapy educators only.

Programme

The sessions are workshop based and draw on knowledge and experience of the participants through small and large group discussions.

2017/18 Dates:

  • 13th & 14th September 2017
  • 7th & 8th December 2017
  • 7th & 8th February 2018
  • 19th & 20th April 2018
  • To apply for the post-registration educators’ placement preparation days please email: hsc-otadmin@lsbu.ac.uk.

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    Practice placement educator briefings

    Prior to most placements we offer practice placement briefings for educators. These briefings provide educators with an overview of the placement requirements and assessment of the student. The information from these briefings is also covered on the Practice learning and Assessment sections on this site. Briefings will be on the following dates:

    2017/18 Dates:

    • 18th October 2017: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    • 13th December 2017: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    • 11th January 2018: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    • 12th February 2018: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    • 6th March 2018: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    • 23rd May 2018: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    • To apply for the post-registration educators’ placement preparation days please email: hsc-otadmin@lsbu.ac.uk.

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      Practice educator refresher days

      The aim of the Practice Educator’s Refresher Day is to provide educators with an update on the knowledge and skills required to perform the role of a practice educator.

      2017/18 Dates:

      • TBC
      • To apply for the post-registration educators’ placement preparation days please email hsc-otadmin@lsbu.ac.uk

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        Accreditation of practice educators

        Occupational therapy and radiography practice educators would be eligible to apply for accreditation as a practice educator through their professional body. Accreditation schemes have been developed by the professional body to recognise and support the development of good practice in practice education. Accreditation lasts 5 years and is recognised nationally. LSBU supports the experiential route to accreditation of practice educators through CPPD Study Days, if you would like to discuss the opportunity to become accredited this is provided at the end of day two.

        For more information please see your professional body website:

        To apply to attend one of the CPPD study days to prepare you for the accreditation please contact: hsc-otadmin@lsbu.ac.uk

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        Practice educators annual symposium

        This symposium is offered to all educators who take or are interested in taking students from LSBU. The symposium is a great networking opportunity and the aims to provide educators with ideas to enhance your students experience of placement.

        2017/18 Dates:

      • 4th July 2018

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Programme overview

Practice learning

Assessments

Preparation of Practice Educators

Communication and partnership with placement providers

Placement documents and forms

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