Self-awareness as a facilitator – from the peer facilitator’s mouth
One of my new leaders in the postgraduate subject wrote these reflections this week in his session report:
Is there something you’d do differently or improve on next fortnight?
I think I made a lot of use of the whiteboard and I would like to reduce the frequency of doing that. I am going to make use of butcher’s paper for class discussions and presentations.
Students lead in U:PASS for a wide variety of reasons … what’s something you feel you’ve gained in one (or more) of these areas over the last fortnight? Why?
In the last fortnight, I find myself increasingly becoming increasingly self-aware of the way I run the class and the kind of feedback I am getting. It naturally helps me to improve on the session. For instance, if I find that I am talking a lot I will tend to direct questions and get people to explain. It is like I am my own critic which is great for a productive learning environment. Being self-aware has allowed me to become more of a facilitator.