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Facilitating Group Learning: Strategies for Success with Adult Learners

by George Lakey
£25.99   hardback  Wiley (2010)

Facilitating Group Learning: Strategies for Success with Adult Learners by George Lakey This book defines principles and techniques for teaching adults in groups and includes illustrative stories from the experiences of the author. It deals with issues of diversity, as well as authenticity and emotions in group learning. This book describes how to design effective learning experiences, and how to facilitate these learning experiences, and brings all the elements of the authorís approach together. It also includes material on sustaining the educator, working with social movements, and an effective toolkit. This book is resource for facilitators of adults in group learning situations.

Co-founder of the Movement for a New Society - which for nearly 20 years pioneered forms of consensus decision-making, direct action and communal living that are now central to todayís activist groups - George Lakey has led over 1500 workshops on five continents, training coal miners, homeless people, prisoners, Burmese guerillas, steel workers and others.

"Iíve been working with forms of direct education for many decades, and I found new ideas and inspirations in every chapter. For anyone involved in teaching, training, sharing skills, or leading groups, this book is an invaluable resource!"
(Leading US activist and trainer Starhawk)
"George Lakey has inspired our union to engage in education in a way that challenges us to redefine social justice and equality in new and exciting ways. This book [Facilitating Group Learning] helps us to continue our journey to touch the souls of union members."
(Denis Lemelin, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers)

ISBN 13: 9780470768631 | ISBN 10: 0470768630