Understanding Facilitation: Theory & Principles

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Kogan Page Publishers, Nov 3, 2005 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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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 as well 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
the emergence of the field of facilitation
7
2 Development of facilitation in management
15
3 Development of facilitation in education and training
25
4 Development of facilitation in community development
35
5 Definitions and metaphors of facilitation
49
6 Models of facilitation
59
7 Definitions of cofacilitation
85
9 Facilitating culturally diverse groups
153
10 Facilitation and technology
171
11 Professionalism and ethics
189
Journals email discussion groups and Web sites
217
IAF Statement of Values and Code of Ethics
225
References
229
Index
242
Copyright

8 Basic theories and concepts of group work
113

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