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FACILITATOR-LED SKILLS BASED T4T

Level:           Advanced Practice

Credits:        6

Intended Audience:  This course is intended for Common Core 3.0 trainers.

Description of Course: This training will provide trainers with skills to move from being a content expert to facilitator of peer and adult learning in the classroom setting. Skills-based learning will be modeled to demonstrate the training experience for participants. Skills-based classroom learning will provide a bridge between knowledge obtained from eLearning and skills and development of skills by providing practice opportunities. By the end of this training, participants will be able to recognize how adult learning principles support the adult learner in obtaining and retaining knowledge and skills in the classroom into application in the field.

Intended Objectives:

KNOWLEDGE

K1: Participants will be able to recognize the difference between the roles of trainer as content expert and trainer as facilitator of learning.

K29: The participant will be able to describe how to establish an environment that embraces participants’ prior knowledge, skills, and unique learning styles.

K3: The participant will be able to identify 3 adult learning principles that support adult learners in obtaining, retaining, and practicing new skills.

K4: The participants will be able to describe one strategy in using evaluation methods to reinforce a trainee’s transfer or knowledge/learning within a classroom setting.

SKILL

S1: After viewing a teaching demonstration, the participant will be able to critique the differences between traditional stand and deliver activities and skills-based activities.

S2: Using a structured activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain a selected skill
  2. Demonstrate the skill
  3. Facilitate trainee practice of the skill
  4. Provide constructive feedback to correct and/or improve trainees’ skill practice
  5. Debrief an evaluation or skills-based learning experience

VALUES

V1: The participant will endorse the shift in the trainer’s role as content expert to facilitator of peer and adult learning in a classroom setting.

V2: The participant will support adult learning theory to empower adult learners to contribute their own knowledge, skills, and experience to the learning experience.

Topics Include:

  • Facilitation skills
  • Adult Learning Theories
  • Skills-based learning
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