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Classroom Facilitation: The Art and the Science

by George Piskurich

In Classroom Facilitation: The Art and the Science, George Piskurich discusses what a true classroom facilitator does, and provides you with some ideas on how to do these tasks well. It is not facilitative itself, but rather it is instructional as most books are. When you understand this difference, that is the difference between presenting information as is done in a book, or in a lecture, and the facilitation of learning, you will have made a giant step toward becoming a more effective classroom facilitator.

Upon completing this book, you will be able to:
- Discuss the 12 characteristics of an effective facilitator
- Describe the 4 basic presentation styles
- Discuss adult learning principles related to facilitation in the classroom
- Describe the task a facilitator must complete "long before" the facilitation takes place
- Utilized the "right before" task list to prepare for a facilitated class
- Utilize the "key skills" of basic classroom facilitation
- Revise provided lesson plans to make them more learner centered and activity based
- Properly facilitate various classroom methods such as lectures,
discussions, and demonstrations
- Hold effective methods for classroom control
- Evaluated your classroom facilitation properly
- Utilize various forms of classroom media effectively
- Discuss the process of synchronous e-learning facilitation
- Create, deliver, and critique effective classroom facilitation