ERIC Number: ED426272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Training Study Circle Facilitators.
Campbell, Sarah L.
This guide is designed to help trainers working in the context of community-wide programs in all aspects of building a training program for study circle facilitators. Part 1 presents guidelines and principles for good training, basic training agenda for a 6-hour program, and annotated training agenda with notes about the process in each section and exercise descriptions. Part 2 covers the training content, arranged in sequence to match the agenda in part 1. Topics are as follows: what a study circle is, what a community-wide program is, a typical study circle session, typical "round" of study circles in a community-wide program, key facilitation skills, dealing with typical challenges, and a session-by-session outline. The material may be reproduced for handouts or overhead transparencies. Part 3 presents information on building and supporting an ongoing training program, including recruitment, skill building, advice on co-facilitation, training young people as facilitators, and other related information. Part 4 provides suggestions for training other trainers of study circle facilitators. Part 5 presents evaluation strategies and forms. Part 6 contains 14 references and an annotated list of 2 resource and 2 professional organizations. Appendixes include the following: the article, "Working on Common Cross-cultural Communication Challenges" (Marcelle E. DuPraw, Marya Axner); four stages of group development and process; and basic steps in creating a community-wide study circle. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.