The second chapter of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation, is downloadable here as an individual resource. Feel free to use it in your class as a primer on facilitation, in your leadership training, or as a conversation starter for new educators.
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From the chapter:
Two helpful things to consider when dissecting the differences among lecturing, teaching, and facilitating are (1) the levels of agency the educator and learners hold over the content covered; and (2) the level of active participation required by the educator and learners. Let’s define these concepts so we’re all on the same page:
Agency, in this case, can be thought of as the “capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices” (Wikipedia) for what content will be learned.
Active participation is the level at which the person is engaging the other people involved—vocally, externally, and in a way that affects the outcome of the overall learning.
More simply, agency is who is deciding what’s learned, and participation is how that learning is achieved.
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