General Description

This course will help you facilitate class discussion circles, where students are more actively involved and can safely explore their personal, social and cultural views. You will discover how to switch from a teacher who gives direct instructions to a facilitator who lets their students lead their learning.

From an experienced facilitator, you’ll learn:

 

- The basics of facilitation.

- How to set up a discussion circle for any group of students.

- How to use tools like group agreements and open-ended questions.

- How to provide a safe space for students to listen and share their views.

Audience

Primary Teachers

Teaching Standards

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities,

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking,

3.5.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use effective classroom communication:  Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement

 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Jane's Stories

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Set a Learning Goal

  • 2

    Module 2: Facilitation and Discussion Circles

    • Direct Instruction and Facilitation

    • What is a Discussion Circle?

    • General Capabilities

    • An Inclusive School

  • 3

    Module 3: Two Important Parts

    • Watch and Think

    • Know Yourself

    • Know the Role of the Facilitator - Purpose

    • Know the Role of the Facilitator - Process

    • Quick Check-In

    • Task: Quick Check-In

  • 4

    Module 4: Facilitation Tools

    • Setting Up a Circle

    • Group Agreements

    • Group Agreements and Behaviour Management

    • Routines and Rituals

    • Questions and Responses

    • Summary

  • 5

    Module 5: Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

    Online courses are available 24/7. Designed to be done in your own time at your own pace.

  • Team Online

    All online courses are available for team purchase. Unlimited teachers from the one Campus for any course for $990 + GST

  • Money back Guarantee

    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.