A significant part of the magic of adult education lies in the interaction that takes place amongst participants during the learning experience. Working the groups can be both exhilarating and extremely challenging. Frequently, despite the best-laid plans of adult educators, the unexpected happens during the session. Sessions can rise and fall based on the ability of the facilitator’s understanding of, and ability to work with, the group’s dynamics. We will present a basic introduction to theories, strategies, skills and tools that can be helpful in dealing with them.
- Module 1: Role of the Facilitator; Listening Skills
- Module 2: Force-Field Analysis Tool and Group Development
- Module 3: Delivering Feedback and Dealing with Difficult Situations
What You Will Learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- describe the importance of the Facilitator role within Adult Education
- explain the elements of one group process tool - forcefield analysis
- demonstrate "active" listening skills
- describe multiple facilitator strategies for supporting learner buy-in and participation
- describe key elements involved in providing constructive feedback
- identify various strategies for addressing "problem" behaviours
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- Those interested in working in the field of adult education (training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring, etc.)
- Those interested in designing learning programs for adults.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Adult Learning Fundamentals : Required Courses