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Module code: KD610
Credits: 5
Semester: Year-Long
International: No
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Module Aim
This module aims to develop and enhance within participants their capabilities and confidence to engage in the facilitation of others in order to effect change and ultimately, change within their contexts. It aims to do this within an adult learning environment, shaped by an exploration of key perspectives, processes, practices, and personal reflection upon one's own principles, values and styles of learning and working.

Module Objectives
to practice and explore various methods and approaches of working with other adult learners
to identify and assess some key principles of facilitating others within a 'development' and/or 'transformative' context
to review relevant literature in order to critique some theoretical underpinnings of facilitation
to enable all participants to critically reflect upon their own personal development challenges in order to facilitate change in others

The module content will consist of participants working through the following themes and topics:
Identifying theoretical frameworks for facilitation and change;
exploring different concepts and models of facilitating
developing 'know-how' and 'know-when' skills in working effectively with groups – discerning the purpose of one's facilitation in particular contexts
enhancing skills in selection and use of resources, materials and tools
reflecting on experiences of doing facilitation
“learning by doing” - through trying out various techniques and methods
Review of one's own experience of engagement in active participation
Case studies of practice:
Personal Reflection
examining some of the key values inherent in the task of facilitating for development and change recognising and building upon one's own styles, preferences and inner resourcefulness

Open Learning Outcomes
Open Teaching & Learning methods
Open Assessment
Open Timetable
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