“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” Gail Sheehy
When lecturers recognize the value of participatory learning, there is a relatively steep learning curve for them to transition into a facilitative trainer role.
It can be very daunting to let go of the role of an expert who shares knowledge and step into the role of a facilitator who enables participants to learn and apply what they learned.
Here are some logistical tips to help with that transition.
Moving from PowerPoint slide deck to participant manual:
- Take all of the content that is currently on each of your PowerPoint slides and place it into a participant manual as reference material.
- Consider the best way that your participants can
1. Expert Presenter
There are two models of adult instruction. The first model is the formal instructional approach that is found on most college campuses: an educational expert presents his or her wisdom and experience. The learners come to be educated by the expert, so they expect to listen while the expert talks. The focus is on the expert. We will refer to this model as the Expert Presenter.
Approach: Expert presents wisdom and experience
Method: Lecture with PowerPoint slides
Role of Learner: Listen and absorb
Learner’s Prior Experience: Limited source of information
Learning: A passive process of being educated
Focus: The expert
Expert Presenters are typically highly competent and credible, extremely knowledgeable, and clearly committed to their … Read the rest