During our Train the Trainer Program (TTP), many of them raise this question “Is there a difference between Teacher and a Facilitator”? I thought let me share what I have been learning since 10 years about facilitation
Teachers, with their knowledge and expertise in a particular field impart that knowledge through to their students in many different ways. On the other hand, Facilitators build on the knowledge base of the students to find the answers to their questions. Facilitators’ role is to help students become Independent learners, and increased participation of students in the learning process.
- Is it important for Teachers to become Facilitators?
Of course, yes in today’s context and with the change of teaching methods expected to happen with the introduction of NEP, it is critical for Teachers to expand their roles to “Facilitators”.
- What is the #1 Secret of a Great Facilitator
As you may already know, Self Command tops the list.
The gifted Facilitator is always in complete control of her emotions and creates a great learning atmosphere. She ensures that the entire group feels supported and does not become personally defensive. This, in fact, makes everyone in the group comfortable to participate.