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Understanding Facilitation

Facilitation is emerging as an exciting profession. It is being used in a wide range of situations and occupations, including workplaces, leisure and health activities, organizational planning and community development. This book provides a readable introduction for newcomers to the topic as well as a critical analysis of established and current theory for existing practitioners. It will be useful for managers, staff developers, innovators, and social and community workers.
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Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Setting the scene: the emergence of the field of facilitation;
    • Chapter - 02: Development of facilitation in management;
    • Chapter - 03: Development of facilitation in education and training;
    • Chapter - 04: Development of facilitation in community development;
    • Chapter - 05: Definitions and metaphors of facilitation;
    • Chapter - 06: Models of facilitation;
    • Chapter - 07: Definitions of co-facilitation;
    • Chapter - 08: Basic theories and concepts of group work;
    • Chapter - 09: Facilitating culturally diverse groups;
    • Chapter - 10: Facilitation and technology;
    • Chapter - 11: Professionalism and ethics

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This introduction to facilitation should provide educators and trainers with all they need to understand and develop facilitation skills. With a critical synthesis of established and current theory Understanding Facilitation marries rigorous academic research with real world examples.

About the Author

Dr Christine Hogan is a professional facilitator, educator and author. She is committed to helping people to learn how to facilitate and to enhance innovations in facilitation through reflective practice, networking and research. Her consultancy work in Australia, Asia and the Pacific focuses on personal, organisational and community development. Christine has worked in Kiribati (in the Pacific), Lao PDR, Bhutan, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal and Hong Kong.

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