ERIC Number: ED475472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Facilitation: Theory and Principles.
This book introduces newcomers to the concept of facilitation, and it presents a critical analysis of established and current theory on facilitation for existing practitioners. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) emergence of the field of facilitation; (2) development of facilitation in management; (3) development of facilitation in education and training; (4) development of facilitation in community development (contributions of the Quaker movement; the meaning of "participation"; facilitation in developing and developed countries); (5) definitions and metaphors of facilitation; (6) models of facilitation (Heron's model of facilitation styles; the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) competency model of facilitation; the Kiser masterful model of facilitation; the Hunter model; the Hogan living frame of facilitation); (7) definitions of co-facilitation; (8) basic theories and concepts of group work (contexts and systems; diversity; group theory; individual behaviors and needs; experiential learning; learning processes; unlearning; self-development); (9) facilitating culturally diverse groups (making culture visible; cultural dimensions; multicultural groups); (10) facilitation and technology; and (11) professionalism and ethics (professionalizing facilitation; education of facilitators; professional accreditation). Forty-one tables/figures are included. Information on available journals, e-mail discussion groups, and World Wide Web sites devoted to facilitation is appended along with the IAF statement of values and code of ethics. The bibliography lists 265 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Andragogy, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Experiential Learning, Group Dynamics, Group Instruction, Learning Processes, Organizational Climate, Participation, Personnel Management, Postsecondary Education, Scholarly Journals, Team Training, Theory Practice Relationship, Training, Training Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom