A look into Generic Instructors Course (GIC) and Training of Trainers (TOT) Training in Malawi

Written by Evelyn Zimba

Contributors: Carrie Noxon and Nicole Moreno

As part of building the capacity of COIN trainers and potential instructors, a three-day Generic Instructor Course (GIC) was held from March 29-31, 2022, at Malawi Sun Hotel in Blantyre. The training drew 24 participants from CHAM facilities, training institutions, and public health facilities. Both local and internal faculty members facilitated the training. 

The training was intended for potential COIN instructor candidates. The sessions highlighted adult learning principles, including theory, practical aspects, and teaching methodologies. In addition, the candidates learned skills for lecturing and teaching, discussed group dynamics, and were given tips on effectively providing feedback to adult learners. The candidates simulated teaching and providing assessments. 

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