I lead a critical care orientation course that has been very successful over the last 8 years or so. We have a lot of variety in learning... simulation, online, case studies, etc. We do, of course, have some lectures. In enjoy teaching and do it very well. However, I am cognisant of the fact that, as the primary instructor for critical care, EKG interpretation, some new graduate courses, and some orientation courses, the particiapants probably see more of me than even I would be able to stand. I like to provide them variety where I can and ask other people to teach as well. (Plus, it gives me a nice break in the class day, let's be honest.)
In this critical care course, other staff dev educators, like myself, usually do guest lectures. In this particular case, however, I asked our critical care CNS to do a talk about ALI and ARDS.
Let's just say that chunks were blown. And blown far.
She readily admitted that she is not "an education expert." I guess I didn't realize that not only is she not an expert, she is an education novice. A teaching virgin. Lecture naive.
But what's done is done. So...
I am in the unique position of having to teach a content expert how to impart her knowledge most effectively. Any suggestions to start?