Page 1: Facilitating Adult Learning

In line with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy legislation, Practice Educators are required to attend update training regularly.  The University of Worcester recommends that training is attended every two years and may not be able to place students with Practice Educators who have not completed this training.

Whilst you only need to update every other year, you are welcome to book on one of these per year to maintain and develop your skills.

All updates will contain a brief overview of documentation and assessment, and an overview of contemporary placements

Facilitating Adult Learning will include an overview of adult learning theory and consider how this can be put to best use within placement settings.  Participants will consider different aspects of adult learning theory including focusing on themselves as adult learners.  Common assumptions will be discussed along with critical appraisal of the evidence in relation to learning styles.