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Measuring Post-training Activities Following a Veterinary Teaching Workshop in East Africa

Abstract

A teaching workshop was delivered for faculty members of East African colleges of veterinary medicine to foster teaching development and reflection. The goal was for participants to use knowledge gained to improve teaching skills. The approach was to “train the trainer” so attendees could transfer new knowledge to colleagues at their institutions. Techniques were used to increase the likelihood that participants would apply the training. A culturally responsive survey was developed to assess training transfer 1 year later. Pilot survey results suggest that participants applied what they learned and shared with colleagues largely due to peer and supervisor support.

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The datasets generated and analyzed during the current study are not publicly available due to Institutional Review Board research restrictions but are available (stripped of identifying information) from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

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Funding

This project was funded by a seed grant from the Smith International Center, Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

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All the authors contributed to the development of materials, delivery of the workshop, assessment material conception and design, and survey instrument pre-testing. Misty R. Bailey developed and revised the activity survey, collected and analyzed data, and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. Marcy J. Souza secured funding for the project and revised the manuscript. India F. Lane revised the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Correspondence to Misty R. Bailey.

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The project was approved under the expedited review category by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Tennessee (UTK IRB-20–05775-XP).

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Consent to participate was collected from survey participants with an informed consent form e-mailed to participants. Participants consented by signing and dating the form, scanning the signed form, and e-mailing it to the investigators.

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Bailey, M.R., Lane, I.F. & Souza, M.J. Measuring Post-training Activities Following a Veterinary Teaching Workshop in East Africa. Med.Sci.Educ. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-021-01428-2

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Keywords

  • Veterinary medical education
  • Survey development
  • Training transfer
  • Faculty development
  • International collaboration