How to lead a study group

How to lead a study group

This guide is a step-by-step manual on how to lead a study group. Anyone can lead a study group, you don’t have to be a trainer or subject expert. Not only is it rewarding and valuable to lead a study group, it also develops leadership and management skills. It covers:

  • what group work means
  • how to plan a group
  • how to start a group
  • how to run a group
  • how to keep participants motivated
  • how to ensure learning is applied in the work setting
  • how to end a course appropriately.

The guide also includes photocopiable templates to help with planning, starting and running a group.

About the Bettercare series

Bettercare publishes an innovative series of distance-learning books for healthcare professionals, developed by the Perinatal Education Trust, Eduhealthcare, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, the Perinatal Mental Health Project, the Academic Unit for Infection Prevention and Control at Stellenbosch University, and the Infection Control Africa Network, with contributions from numerous experts.

Our aim is to provide appropriate, affordable and up-to-date learning material for healthcare workers in under resourced areas, so that they can learn, practise and deliver excellent patient care.

The Bettercare series is built on the experience of the Perinatal Education Programme (PEP), which has provided learning opportunities to over 100 000 nurses and doctors in South Africa since 1992. Many of the educational methods developed by PEP are now being adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

About the series editor

A previous head of neonatal medicine at UCT, David Woods consulted to UNICEF and the WHO, and is developing distance-learning courses and innovative, power-free medical devices for health professionals in under-resourced countries.

ISBN (paperback): 978-1-920218-68-3