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PCE Individual and Group Education

PCE Individual Education: Overview

Principles, techniques and steps for one-on-one education are represented in the PCE Individual Education Overview.  Steps (left column) which commonly take place during an individual education session are listed in the order they often occur.  PCE principles and techniques specific to individual education are listed in the right column.  A flow chart in the bottom right corner describes an approach for choosing topics together, with a link to the full-sized version of the chart.

PCE Group Education: Overview

The PCE Group Education Overview describes common steps used to conduct WIC classes, and principles and techniques specific to group education.

Most principles, techniques, and steps are the same for both individual and group education.  The major differences are as follows: 

Individual education:

The steps of “Assessment” and “Choose a Topic Together” are more relevant for individual sessions than group sessions because in most WIC classes, educators do not need to assess participants’ health needs, and because the class topic is determined in advance.  Also, certain principles and techniques, such as prioritizing needs and exploring motivation and ambivalence, are more relevant for individual education than for groups.

Group education:

Some techniques, including presentation/facilitation skills and pair share, are used with group education rather than with individual sessions.

Relevant for both individual and group education, but with different applications:

Several principles, such as safety and engagement, will be implemented in different ways, depending on whether the setting is an individual or a group session.


Last modified on: 11/19/2013 12:03 PM