We can write the best manuals in the world but the Facilitator still needs to have some structure in the classroom, and the Facilitator Guide can help a great deal here. I have been doing some research on various manners in which knowledge can be permanently transferred to adult learners. I came across Differentiated Instruction and looked into it. Some of the principles are known in our SA environment.
Although this methodology is used in the GET band, I wonder if it cannot be used in Adult learning? (one of the tools are learning menus, and are a really amazing manner in which content can be taught) Differentiated Instruction is a method that has been introduced into US Schools. Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education, simply, differentiation) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing different students with different avenues to learning (often in the same classroom) in terms of: acquiring content; processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability ( wiki explanation more here – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differentiated_instruction )
I am not going to repeat the entire web site or the concepts here, take a read in the articles below. The video is also worth the watch even though it is aimed at GET Schools. I would love to know your thoughts on this type of implementation in the classrooms. Has anyone implemented the Learning menus specifically?
Here are the links: