Facilitating group learning. Strategies for success with diverse adult learners.

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Facilitating group learningStrategies for success with diverse adult learners.Lakey, G. (2010). Facilitating group learning: Strategies for success with diverse adult learners. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.Chapter 2, The Role of the Individual and the Group in Direct EducationChapter 3, Harnessing the Power of IntentionChapter 4, Strengthening the Container: Subgroups Join the MixChapter 5, The Secret Life of GroupsChapter 2, The Role of the Individual and the Group in Direct EducationPg.14What makes a pro-learning social order?I believe that at some level, perhaps unconscious, most participants want to be safe so they can be themselves. Their own deeper learning goals cant be reached from a place of pretense. They need a strong container to do their best work, to feel proud of themselves, and to experience their power. Pg. 15Whose responsibility is the container?In the beginning of every group, the teacher of facilitator gets the job. Even in encounter groups, where the facilitators may sit silent for the first five minutes of the session while the group squirms and begins its journey, the facilitators presence is, in effect, holding the container.In direct education, teachers are proactive. They set up exercises for introduction, do icebreakers to lighten the atmosphere, set up buddy pairs or small support groups. The sooner the group begins to share the job of building and stre

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