Intellectual output No 3

The SOFTVETS Training concept is prepared for veterinary teachers involved in life skills teaching at different higher education institutions (HEIs). It is aimed to teachers and/or institutions planning to incorporate teaching competence-based skills in their own syllabi or as an upgrade of an existing course. The templates of training concepts need to be adapted to local circumstances, facilities and possibilities.

The templates contain competences recommendations for teachers, intended learning outcomes, recommendations of teaching tools, techniques for adapting teaching methods for different scenarios, settings and outcomes and help to encourage the use of new teaching techniques of soft skills in effective communication with students.

The training concepts can be used in two ways. Firstly, Trainers can educate the professors who teach veterinary subjects and upgrade their teaching with skills to implement into their “professional” courses; Secondly, the training can focus on increasing the toolbar and methodology of teachers who already teach some of the soft skills. Trainers can be either local or international external experts or a veterinarian who is using the skills at a high level. The templates are planned for a 3-day-long course, but the timing and duration can and should be adapted to local circumstances.

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