The “hovering ghost” model

One of my leaders was struggling with facilitating the students without him being the centre of it, a la bicycle wheel or the graphic at the top. I asked him to see if he could get the students interacting with each other and then facilitate around them. He wrote in his session report:

A: Students are much more open to asking each other questions rather than directing the questions to me now that I’ve begun using your model of becoming the ‘hovering ghost’ so they have to bounce off each other instead of rebounding off me.



About Georgina Barratt-See

Georgina manages the UTS U:PASS (UTS Peer Assisted Study Success) program, which assists students in 50 first and second year subjects with study sessions run by trained student facilitators. Georgina has 14 years experience in the Higher Education sector with interests in student leadership, mentoring, first year experience, teaching and learning.

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