We create competency based learning experiences for a variety of learning modalities. Our curriculum is designed to address the needs of all learners by using a variety of techniques from class discussion and multimedia assets (videos), to demonstrations, games, and role plays.
We prioritize the learning experience of our students. All educational products are designed to maximize student engagement by applying adult learning principles. Some of these principles include the ideas that:
- Adults are ready to learn when they perceive a need to know or do something. We actively strive to create a learning experience that is practical and realistic, instead of lecturing about theory or abstractions.
- Adults want immediate, real-world applications. Our trainings are immediately relevant to the HCAs work and responsibilities. From specific skills to the reinforcement of attitudes about consumer dignity and independence, Training Partnership curriculum draws out the student's experience and knowledge through questioning and then builds upon it.
Additionally, the Training Partnership strives to infuse themes of professionalism, dignity, respect, cultural competency and customizing care throughout our curriculum.
The Training Partnership performs rigorous and credible qualitative research to inform our curriculum, seeking out resources and experts from academic and practitioner arenas. This involves extensive interviewing and focus groups of HCAs, consumers, community based and/or advocacy organizations, employers, the state (DSHS) and other health care practitioners. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can participate in curriculum development, please see How to Connect.