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Facilitation Basics, 2nd Edition by Donald V. McCain

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Learning Facilitation

What’s Inside This Chapter

• The differences between facilitators and presenters

• The principles of adult learning and their implications for facilitators

Facilitator or Presenter: What’s the Difference?

The purpose of learning facilitation is to guide the learners to agreed-upon destinations, which are the learning outcomes. As such, facilitating a learning experience is like being a guide on a jungle safari: You point people in the right direction, make suggestions, take steps to enhance the experience for the participants, and give guidance—but you don’t do it for them. In fact, you do it with them. It would be a poor ...

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