ERIC Number: ED475005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Lifelong Learning, Nonformal Education, Participative Decision Making, Self Directed Groups, Self Management, Small Group Instruction, Trainers, Training
Adult Learning Australia, PO Box 308, Jamison Centre, ACT 2614 ($12.50 Australian). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ala.asn.au.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Learning Australia, Inc., Jamison.
Identifiers - Location: Australia