Teach with CARE

St Christopher's CARE


4 days
20 Sep, 2022 24 Jan, 2023
20 & 27 Sept, 11 & 18 Oct
24 & 31 Jan, 21 & 28 Feb
All prices include VAT
Days 1 and 4: In person at St Christopher’s CARE
Days 2 and 3: Online

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“Teach with CARE has been developed to secure quality end of life education for the future. Learners will develop teaching skills that are reflective of best practice, in keeping with St Christopher’s ambitions for education. Through Teach with CARE we aim to secure a future of palliative and end of life care education, that has a real impact on learners and people at this crucial phase of life.”

Maaike Vandeweghe, Senior Educationalist

“I really enjoyed the four days. I think that Teach with CARE should be mandatory for all (teaching colleagues), no matter how long they have been teaching. It gives everyone a platform from which they can be launched and a sense of what is expected of them.” 

Teach with CARE attendee

  • What will I learn?

    • Teaching and learning
    • Consider pedagogical/andragogical approaches and how best to engage learners
    • Consider implications for practice when teaching face-to-face or virtually
    • Enhance and develop teaching practice
  • Who is it for?

    The course is for Health and Social Care Professionals who wish to improve their teaching practice face-to-face and online.

  • Tutors


    andrea mills

    Andrea Mills Virtual Communities Lead, St Christopher's CARE

    Andrea graduated from UCL – Institute of Education as a Primary school teacher in 1996. She has worked in a range of schools (in the UK and Spain) as class teacher; curriculum coordinator; department and a senior leader for over twenty years. Andrea has been a local authority advisory teacher in Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston and Lambeth. She is experienced in supporting adults to deliver best practice and assisting educational settings (with poor Ofsted ratings) to raise standards.

    Andrea worked as a tutor and lecturer for primary initial teacher trainees at UCL – Institute of Education from 2016 – 2021. The role involved supporting teaching practice through observation, formative assessment and awarding qualified teacher status. Andrea supported academic progress by planning and delivering teaching sessions and marking assignments.

    Andrea has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2018. Fellowship is awarded to professionals who meet the criteria of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and supporting adult learning (in higher education). She has excellent understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support, as a key contribution to high quality adult learning.

    She now works for St Christopher’s Hospice as Virtual Communities Lead where she facilitates learning virtual and face-to-face learning experiences for a range of learners.


    Maaike Vandeweghe Senior Educationalist, St Christopher's CARE

    Maaike graduated from the KATHO (Roeselare, Belgium) in 2002 as a general and mental health nurse. She started her professional career working on mental health A&E units in Belgium and then moved to Aruba (Caribbean) where she worked on a mental health A&E unit and the local prison. After working there for 3 years she moved back to Belgium and continued working in A&E and Nursing Homes.

    Maaike moved to the UK in 2006 and has since worked in Nursing Homes and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice where she developed a palliative care service for care homes and then also developed and established an education department. Maaike has experience of working in palliative care, mental health, dementia, prison, care homes and education and has completed various post graduate education including a PGCert in Higher Education and a MA in Education.

    Maaike has previously been seconded to the University of Greenwich as a senior lecturer and now works for St Christopher’s Hospice as Senior Educationalist where she alongside her senior leadership role leads on curriculum development and delivery.

    matt tregellas

    Matt Tregellas Learning Technologist

    After graduating from the University of Sheffield, Matt moved to Japan where he began his career as an English language teacher. After three years, Matt returned to the UK where he continued to teach at the English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) of the University of Sheffield, developing his understanding of learning and teaching through the Cambridge DELTA, an advanced teaching qualification.

    Matt has always had a passion for educational technology, incorporating technology both in class and as part of homework activities in order to enhance student’s learning experience. This led to Matt moving from teaching to a role as a learning technologist where he develops online courses and self-study materials as well as advising teachers at the ELTC on the use of educational technologies.

    In addition to his work at the University of Sheffield, Matt joined St Christopher’s CARE in April 2021 where he is responsible for developing the use of educational technologies to enhance both online and blended teaching and to develop new, fully online courses.

    To further his knowledge in the fields of education and educational technology, he is currently studying for an MA in Digital Technology, Communication and Education from the University of Manchester.


  • What will the course look like?

    This course will involve:

    • Online (days 2 and 3) and face-to-face (days 1 and 4) learning
    • Exploration of academic and web articles
    • Video; interactive tools; discussion; paired and group work; exploring web pages; platforms etc.
    • Reflection, discussion and critical thinking
    • Completion of tasks before and after sessions
  • Programme

    • Exploring St Christopher’s CARE aims and Pedagogical Framework
    • Considering different perspectives of adult learning
    • Planning; presenting; resourcing; questioning; assessing and evaluating teaching in response to learner input and feedback
    • Considering best practice for face-to-face and online teaching
    • Using online platforms and tools for effective teaching
    • Planning and delivering a short teaching session


    Day 1

    10.00 Welcome and Introductions
    St Christopher’s CARE Pedagogical Framework
    11.00 Break
    11.15 Perspectives of adult learning
    12.05 Lunch
    12.50 Perspectives of adult learning continued …
    OLP and preparation for Day Two
    15.00 Close


    Day 2

    10.00 Recap on self-study task
    Planning teaching sessions
    11.00 Break
    11.20 Presenting teaching sessions
    12.15 Lunch
    13.00 Questioning and ongoing assessment
    15.00 Close

    Day 3

    10.00 Recap on self-study task
    11.05 Break
    11.25 Evaluation
    12.00 Reflective models
    12.30 Lunch
    13.10 Taking your teaching online
    15.00 Close


    Day 4

    10.00 Recap on self-study task

    Participant teaching sessions

    11.00 Break
    11.15 Participant teaching sessions
    12.15 Lunch
    13.00 IT Carousel
    14.30 Action planning and final reflections
    15.00  Close


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St Christopher's Education
Our programme

Why our education programme?

We have a well-established programme of high quality, cutting-edge, specialist palliative care education, designed for those working in the UK and internationally.
Studying here

Why St Christopher's?

Education is at the heart of St Christopher’s mission to promote and provide hospice care of the highest standards.
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Why our way of learning

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St Christopher’s Education Centre and VAT charges

At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses