“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch
FD 600 – Effective Facilitation for Learning Professionals
Effective Facilitation transforms highly effective instructors into facilitators – equipped with the techniques to create a learner-centered program. Students will discuss their current teaching philosophy and how to transform it into a facilitator model using combinations of traditional and social learning approaches. Future facilitators will be immersed in the Socratic method of teaching, where learning is based on asking and answering questions – moving from rote memorization to the creation of knowledge and wisdom.
CT 600 – Critical Thinking for Learning Professionals
The true critical thinker cultivates the skills of analysis, interpretation, reflection, evaluation, inference, explanation, problem solving and decision making. But how do you “teach” critical thinking? How do you leverage effective learning strategies, environments, and enculturation to drive towards higher level thinking? This course explores how instructors, facilitators, and evaluators can incorporate critical thinking techniques into their courseware. Our goal is graduates are empowered with the knowledge and capabilities to elevate and normalize critical thinking strategies, concepts, competencies and standards into highly effective learning environments.