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Understanding Facilitation: Theory and Principle

by Christine Hogan Kogan Page
Pub Date:
08/2002
ISBN:
9780749438265
Format:
Pbk 256 pages
Price:
AU$69.00 NZ$71.30
Product Status: In Stock Now
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Facilitation is emerging as an exciting profession. It is being used in a wide range of situations and occupations, including workplaces, leisure and health activities, organizational planning and community development. This book provides a readable introduction for newcomers to the topic aswell as a critical analysis of established and current theory for existing practitioners. It will be useful for managers, staff developers, innovators, and social and community workers.

PART 1: THE DEVELOPMENT OF FACILITATION 1. The emergence of the field of facilitation 2. Development of facilitation in management. 3. Development of facilitation in education and training 4. Development of facilitation in community development. PART 2: PRACTICE: DEFINITIONS, MODELS AND ISSUES.5. Definitions and metaphors used to define and describe facilitation 6. Models of facilitation 7. Cross-cultural issues in facilitation.8. Uses of technology for facilitators 9.Ethics, professionalising facilitation. Bibliography - References - Appendices - Index

Dr Christine Hogan is a professional facilitator, educator and author. She is committed to helping people to learn how to facilitate and to enhance innovations in facilitation through reflective practice, networking and research.Christine's consultancy work in Australia, Asia and the Pacific focuses on personal, organisational and community development. Christine has worked in Kiribati (in the Pacific), Lao PDR, Bhutan, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal and Hong Kong. She is now an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University of Technology. Previously, she was a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Development in the Curtin Business School.In her spare time Christine makes jewellery, paints on silk, learns Spanish and plays traditional English folk music on a hammered dulcimer and accordion with the 'Band of Hope and Glory'. Chris also enjoys travelling, bush walking and dancing.Christine would welcome feedback and dialogue about ideas in this book. You can find out more about her work and how to contact her by going to the following web site: www.hogans.id.au