Resource Spotlight: Preservice Education Family Planning Reference Guide
This reference guide has been developed to assist pre-service health institutions in Malawi in creating, updating, or adapting the family planning content of their curricula and individual courses. Included in this document are materials that institutions and individual tutors can use to develop technically accurate and pedagogically sound lessons on family planning.
The guide provides broad information and training activities on family planning topics. Its purpose is to ensure that the information needed to teach family planning in pre-service institutions can be easily found in a single document. It is assumed that no one institution will use all of the information included but that each institution will select content appropriate for its specific needs. This document includes:
- Up-to-date information about the provision of family planning services and the family planning methods currently available or expected to be available in Malawi in coming years;
- Training activities, such as role plays and case studies, to aid tutors in making their classes more participatory, thereby enhancing the learning process; and
- Assessment tools, such as quizzes to assess knowledge gained, and learning guides and checklists to support learner practice and assess mastery of skills. [from introduction]
- Programming for Training: a Resource Package for Trainers, Program Managers, and Supervisors of Reproductive Health and Family Planning Programs
- Scaling Up Community-Based Service Delivery of Implanon: the Integrated Family Health Program's Experience Training Health Extension Workers
- Starting with the Classroom: Updating Family Planning Knowledge in East Africa
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
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