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ERIC Number: ED475005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-09-49145246
Facilitator's Guide To Run a Learning Circle.
Hannan, Mary, Ed.; Kicenko, Jan, Ed.
This do-it-yourself booklet is designed to help those who want to facilitate a Learning Circle but who cannot attend a training workshop. The booklet explains what a learning circle is; the principles of a learning circle; the difference among learning circles, discussion groups, and structured classes; why the learning circle methodology should be used; and the importance of lifelong learning. Facilitator guidelines and tips follow. They are arranged by these topics: working with a learning circle or small group; rationale for small group learning; size for effective group learning and/or discussion; characteristics of a learning circle or small group; managing a learning circle or small group; stimulus materials; problems that can occur in learning circles; and organization. A suggested Facilitator Training Session is set out that should take approximately two hours. Times are given for each section, and reference is made to various sheets that are included as a resource for the Training Session. The sheets may be used as overheads or handouts for participants. The sections are introduction/outline the session, learning circle discussion, small group dynamics, what adult learning is, facilitator's role, run a learning circle, and summary/evaluation of the session. A timeline for the training session precedes the resource sheets. (YLB)
Adult Learning Australia, PO Box 308, Jamison Centre, ACT 2614 ($12.50 Australian). E-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Learning Australia, Inc., Jamison.
Identifiers - Location: Australia