Beginning Facilitation Skills
Our Beginning Facilitation
Skills Workshop expands on the Introduction to Problem-based Learning
Workshop, focusing on application and practice of key facilitation
skills. Although this course is designed to extend and refine new
facilitators' skills, it can be beneficial to anyone wishing to enhance
their facilitation skills within or outside of the PBL format. New PBL
facilitators should attend the Introduction to Problem-based Learning
Workshop prior to this class so they will already have a basic
understanding of the PBL process.
Workshop topics include:
between facilitation group content (the task the group is working on)
and group process (how the group works on that task)
- Group roles related both to task and group process
- Methods of effective communication to develop the trust and support of others- Questioning skills- Listening skills/empathy
- Giving feedback (positive and constructive)
Advanced Facilitator Discussion Group
Advanced Facilitator Discussion Group is designed for faculty members
who facilitating a PLB group. The purpose of these discussion sessions
are to allow experienced and less experienced facilitators come together
and share successes and challenges they have experienced while teaching
a PBL group with the goal of helping each other find solutions to their
Sessions are offered at the request of the Course
Director. They may be offered as many times as needed during a PBL
course. Sessions are one hour in length. Facilitators can attend these
sessions as often as they like.
Faculty members in the Office of Educational Development (OED) conduct the workshops.
For information on upcoming class dates, please contact at: OEDhelp@utmb.edu.