Course Description

Discover new knowledge and skills for creating and maintaining resonance in teaching and learning situations of all kinds. Develop new skills through guided practice and by listening and responding to the voices of authors, researchers, fellow learners and teachers. Learn to identify, analyze and plan for diversity in behaviours. Emphasis will be placed on finding your own identity and integrity as an educator to develop a reflective practice.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Increase self-awareness as a facilitator of adult learning through reflective practice
  • Understand the range of facilitation methods/techniques best suited to engage adult learners in various learning settings, and for different purposes
  • Describe your philosophy of teaching/facilitation  

Topics of Instruction:

  • Definitions, philosophy and models of facilitation
  • Trust and safety in learning
  • Facilitating beginnings
  • Facilitating learning in distributed teams using technology
  • Facilitating learning in culturally diverse groups
  • Facilitating learning in meetings, problem solving and decision making
  • Facilitating learning in planning and community development
  • Facilitating outdoor learning
  • Facilitating endings


Students should expect to spend five to seven hours on coursework each week. 
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Apr 20, 2023 to Jun 28, 2023
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $625.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Practical Facilitation: A toolkit of Techniques
Authors: Christine Hogan
Publisher: Kogan Page
ISBN: 9780749438272

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Digital version also available. https://www.koganpage.com/product/practical-facilitation-9780749438272

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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