2. Teaching Strategies for Childbirth Classes

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records.

Objectives:

  • Explore personal childbirth philosophy
  • Understand effective methods to teach childbirth classes
  • Develop teaching plan for pregnancy and birth topics

Study:

Book – The Educator’s Guide by Amis and Green

  • Section I, “Getting Started”
  • Section III, “Evidence”

Outline:

A. Philosophies of Childbirth

  1. Mother Friendly (Reading http://www.motherfriendly.org/MFCI)
  2. Healthy Birth Practices (Reading http://www.mothersadvocate.org/pdf/ma_hbyw-summary.pdf)
  3. Reflect on your philosophy (Reading: How to determine your childbirth philosophy)

B. Class Formats

  1. Traditional format
  2. Boot camp/Fast track
  3. Evaluate student needs
  4. Student centered

C. Class Development

  1. Needs assessment
  2. Goals and objectives
  3. Sequencing content
  4. Teaching strategies
  5. Evaluation

D. Teaching Plan

  1. Topic
  2. Objectives
  3. Time
  4. Teaching strategies
  5. Topic Outline
  6. Materials

E. Effective Classes

  1. Answers questions
  2. Allows discussion
  3. Understands students
  4. Includes all learning styles
  5. Concise using time productively
  6. Classroom setup facilitates group dynamics

F. Teaching Strategies

  1. Icebreakers
  2. Learning tasks
  3. Return demonstration
  4. Quizzes
  5. Games
  6. Role plays
  7. Interactive lecture
  8. DVDs
  9. YouTube
  10. Storytelling
  11. Bonding
  12. Social Media
  13. Texting

G. Evidence-based childbirth education

  1. Best Evidence
  2. Research topics
  3. Databases
  4. Journals
  5. Systematic review
  6. Meta analysis
  7. Randomized controlled trial
  8. Cohort study
  9. Case control study
  10. Case series
  11. Case report
  12. Expert opinion

Resources:

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