June 2014
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Facilitator Skills Are Different From Lecturing or Public Speaking Skills

Learn to transform the classroom experience into interactive learning.

Because the success of facilitation hinges on active participation, it demands different skills than lecturing. Facilitators fulfill the same tasks as do conventional instructors, but they must accomplish them by motivating class member contributions:

  • They introduce new material, but do so by steering class members to information sources rather than giving them the answer.
  • They assess learning, but negotiate grading criteri

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