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Facilitating Group Learning Strategies for Success with Diverse Adult Learners

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ISBN-10: 0470768630

ISBN-13: 9780470768631

Edition: 2010

Authors: George Lakey

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Description:

This book defines principles and techniques for teaching adults in groups and includes illustrative stories from the experiences of the author. It deals with issues of diversity, as well as authenticity and emotions in group learning. This book describes how to design effective learning experiences, and how to facilitate these learning experiences, and brings all the elements of the author's approach together. It also includes material on sustaining the educator, working with social movements, and an effective toolkit. This book is resource for facilitators of adults in group learning situations.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: Direct Education for Adult Learning Groups
The Learning Group and the Individual
The Role of the Individual and the Group in Direct Education
Harnessing the Power of Intention
Strengthening the Container: Subgroups Join the Mix
The Secret Life of Groups
Diversity, Difference, and Emotions in Group Learning
Acknowledging Difference to Accelerate Learning
Diversity and Conflict Styles
Social Class and Diversity
Authenticity, Emotion, and Learning
Designing Learning Experiences
Structures for Organizing the Content
Building on What the Learners Know
Learning Difficult Material
Sequencing for Maximum Impact
Accountability in Direct Education
Emergent Design: Facilitating in the Here and Now
Facilitation
Setting the Tone and Building Safety
Edgy Interventions to Accelerate Learning
The Power of Framing
Sensitivity in Cross-Cultural Issues
The Drama of Transformational Work
Conclusion: Bringing It All Together
Resources
The Sustainable Educator: Advocacy, Modesty, and Diversity of Gifts
The Sustainable Educator: Resilience and Revolution
For Further Reading
Tools and Resources for Direct Education
References
Index