So what is facilitation?
It marks a shift from simple content delivery to student-directed learning (see Image below) and encourages dialogue, exploration, and curiosity.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire
– William Butler Yeats
The benefits of facilitation
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist”
— Maria Montessori
What makes a good facilitator?
“Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners”
— John Holt.
This is Part 1 in our series on Facilitation. Read Part 2: 5 Ways Facilitation can enhance the online learning experience.