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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Facilitating Workshops

A Resource Book for Lecturers and Trainers

ISBN 9781137304209
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Teaching and Learning

The only book providing advice on facilitating workshops aimed specifically at lecturers and academics. Full of practical resources and materials including suggested activities, handouts and whiteboard layouts to help people tasked with running workshops in higher education settings or at conferences, even without having received specific training.

Dr. Hayo Reinders (www.innovationinteaching.org) is Professor of Education and Head of Department at Unitec in New Zealand and Dean of the Graduate School at Anaheim University in the United States. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal 'Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching'. Hayo's interests are in educational technology, learner autonomy, and out-of-class learning and his most recent books are on teaching methodologies, digital games, and second language acquisition. He edits a book series on 'New Language Learning and Teaching Environments' for Palgrave Macmillan.

Marilyn Lewis is an honorary research fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
They are the authors of The International Student Handbook and Study Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language.

Introduction to the Book.- Workshop Concerns.- PART I: LEARNING IN WORKSHOPS.- 1. Why Workshops?.- 2. A Brief History of Workshops.- 3. Principles of Adult Learning.- 4. Adults as Social Learners.- 5. Adults as Experiential Learners.- 6. The Experience of Learning in Workshops.- PART II: TEACHING IN WORKSHOPS.- 7. The Experience of Delivering Workshops.- 8. Planning and Organising Workshops.- 9. Workshop Contexts.- 10. Setting Goals.- 11. Categorising and Selecting Activities.- 12. Workshop Activities.- 13. Sequencing Content and Activities.- 14. Feedback and Assessment.- 15. Delivering Workshops Online.- 16. Professional Development for Facilitators.- PART III: THE PRACTICE OF FACILITATING WORKSHOPS.- 17. The 'When' of Workshops.- 18. Timing Issues.- 19. Participant Issues.- 20. Organisational Issues.- 21. Technical Issues.- 22. Space Issues.- 23. Cultural Issues.- 24. Presenter Issues.- 25. Content Issues.- 26. Dealing with Organisers.- 27. Promoting Workshops.- 28. Evaluating Workshops.- 29. Giving Workshops to Colleagues.- References.- Index.


Reassuring, sensible advice about the topic of workshops with sound theoretical underpinnings to support its immensely practical ideas…a very positive and welcome addition to the literature.' - Dr Bill Dunn, Professional Development Adviser, University of Oxford, UK 'This is an excellent book that offers something for both the experienced lecturer and the novice. One of the many strengths is the way the book interweaves theory and practice, exploring the best ways to facilitate workshops and providing the underlying theory to support these ideas. The authors are both highly experienced practitioners and have provided an extremely readable text that is positively brimming with good ideas.' - Rob Abbott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood and Education, University of Chichester, UK
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