A facilitator enables people to discover their (own) knowledge, rather than sharing knowledge. The role of a facilitator is to enable the practice of learning in a group, enabling each one to connect to oneself and construct the knowledge they require. It is a curriculum of asking questions, listening, managing, synthesizing and creating a space of trust and authenticity. Our work enables all educators (principals, teachers, parents & youth) to become facilitators of learning and facilitate others they work with.
Meta questions are questions that enable explorations and reflections and the answers for these questions lie within us. These questions can enhance and improve the application of knowledge, skills and character qualities. Meta questions enable lifelong learning and go beyond the immediate context in which they are learnt. Creatnet’s 5 Questions (C5Q) KRYA as learning technology
Learning science research has shown that small-group learning (when compared to competitive and individualistic learning) improves understanding, relationships with peers and faculty, and promotes psychological well-being (The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching (Johnson et. al., 2014).
Self-driven learning becomes alive when we believe in the infinite potential of ourselves and that of others, to provide nurturance to enable a construction of knowledge – which is already within. “The first principle of true teaching is that nothing can be taught and the second, that, the mind has to be consulted in its own growth”, as shared by Sri Aurobindo in his synthesis of integral education. Formal education systems tend to emphasize the acquisition of knowledge to the detriment of other types of learning. In self-driven learning, it is he himself who must be induced to expand in accordance with his own nature.
The expansion of awareness in leadership within organizations directly influences the development of organizations. This expands from the level of an individual to groups and systems and is visible in the relationships and behavior. This can be enabled by facilitated group learning by continuous conscious practice of reflection, action and silence.
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