Laois Education Centre: 2 x Evening Workshops. Starts 10th November 5pm
The focus of teaching and learning today is not only on WHAT we teach but also on HOW we teach. Current approaches to teaching and learning suggest a shift in the role of the post-primary classroom teacher from the traditional ‘sage on the stage’ , which involved presenting information to students, to becoming more a ‘guide by the side’ with an emphasis on facilitating and enabling students’ learning.
This two-evening workshop on 10th 7 24th November will focus on answering the following questions:
· How does facilitation from the more traditional modes of teaching?
· What are the skills necessary for successful facilitation of student learning.
· How do we give effective formative feedback to students to enable their learning.
· What are the challenges it presents and how these might be addressed?
The sessions will mainly comprise group work and active methodologies and will concentrate on exploring and understanding the facilitation process, the skills required and the challenges presented.
· An understanding of facilitation and how it differs from the presentation method of teaching.
· Upskilling in effective feedback, communication, group and team management and dealing with resistance and group conflict.
· Unpacking the facilitation process.
· Communication Skills.
· Team / group structure, management and development.
· Giving effective feedback.
· Exploring the challenges involved in facilitation.
· Intervention strategies.
· Managing resistance /group conflict.