Teaching vs Facilitating
Most educators agree with the statement that “individuals differ in their general skills, aptitudes, and preferences for processing information, constructing meaning from it, and applying it to new situations.” Why is it, then, that so many training and education professionals employ a teaching philosophy that emphasizes the “teacher” as a deliverer of information and the “learner” as simply the receiver of information?
Few things are more important in training than how content is imparted to students, and as such is it important to underscore some key differences between teachers and facilitators.
Teaching tends to emphasize delivery of information to the learner without regard for learning preferences, the needs of the learner, or the transfer of learning to the job. Facilitators, on the other hand, create an environment where students are encouraged to interact and engage the whole mind and body in the learning activity, and this links critical thinking with real-life application. In order to be successful, project managers and business analysts must learn in an active, encouraging and stimulating environment.
Adult learners require facilitators to increase knowledge and change behaviors. This is what brings about true performance improvement.
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