Let's begin by explaining what we mean by the role of facilitation. Although its use is becoming increasingly popular among HRD professionals, it is not always uniformly understood.A facilitative role is quite different from that of a traditional teacher role. Let's compare and contrast some of the differences:
"We can't teach anyone. What we do is facilitate learning..."
|•||Provides the right answers|
|•||Provides the right questions|
|•||Coordinates learning activities|
|•||Melds group's goals|
As you can begin to see, the facilitator's role is considerably different from that of the teachers (or trainers!) you have known.