Supporting Adult Learning and Building Relationships

Professional Learning Facilitators support adult learning and build relationships in a number of ways, including

  • set conditions for genuine, trusting relationships in learning teams
  • encourage participants to take intellectual risks in a safe learning environment
  • use skilled facilitation (e.g., protocols, norms) to foster dialogue, explore possibilities,
  • surface and challenge thinking, and develop shared knowledge and commitment
  • promote autonomy, collaboration and networking
  • assess participant readiness, taking into account participant experiences in order to move learning forward

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