PDT104 - Facilitation Skills

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Subject Title
Facilitation Skills

Subject Description
This module provides participants with facilitation skills and techniques that enhance the learning environment. Participants learn the difference between "facilitation" and "teaching" and, following a series of practical exercises, incorporate the concepts of facilitation in classroom teaching.

Credit Status
This subject is a credit towards the Excellence in Educating Adults Recognition of Achievement program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Develop the basic concepts of group dynamics and be able to select appropriate facilitation techniques to effectively manage human interaction in the classroom.

2. Design teaching sessions in accordance with the principles of facilitation.

3. Use facilitation skills/techniques to create productive learning environment for group work, presentations and other teaching activities.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
1. Review of Adult Education Principles
2. Principles of Facilitation
3. Questioning

Mode of Instruction

1.  A six hour workshop.
2.  In-class discussions, group discussions, and skills application and practice.
3.  Assigned readings.
4.  A written post-module assignment.

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

The assignment is to be completed within 2 weeks following the module.  Details to be provided in class.

Approved by: Sandra Noble