Facilitation excellence is increasingly being acknowledged as a key success factor within the higher education community. Creating an engaging environment for students requires facilitators to embrace principles of adult learning and to accommodate learning preferences of students. As stated in the National Framework for Enhancing Academics as University Teachers, “Academics are appointed primarily for the disciplinary expertise and research capacity and it is not reasonable to assume that they will automatically be well-equipped to carry out this task [of a scholarly and professional approach to teaching].”
This short course is designed to develop or update the facilitation skills of lecturers and aspirant lectures through an interactive short course format. We will share best practice teaching techniques drawing on FPD’s 23-years’ experience of providing adult education to more than 450 000 students across 14 countries.
Lecturers and aspirant educators and trainers with an interest in embracing teaching excellence.
The programme will be combination of the following learning interventions:
To enable facilitators and subject experts to transfer their knowledge and skills through effective and efficient teaching practices designed to meet the need of adult learners within the higher education framework.
The study material will cover the following proposed modules:
The Foundation for Professional Development will award the participants with a Certificate of Completion once participants have attended the workshop for this short course, completed the assessment and attained the required pass mark.