Another Free Safety Ebook – “Learning How to Facilitate Learning”
Learning How to Facilitate Learning
By George Robotham
Facilitating learning has been an important part of my professional life, something I have enjoyed a lot, something I have learnt from and something I have worked hard to develop expertise in. This e book critically reflects on my experience facilitating learning and attempts to share lessons I have learnt from my experiences.
I have found facilitating learning has been a very effective way of driving significant OHS change.
One of the activities we all do in business is “training” others. It is my contention that modern adult learning principles are not practiced frequently or well in general “training” in industry and in consequence the learning experience is not as successful as it could be.
Table of Contents
Job 1 – Australian Army
Job 2 – National Safety Council of Australia
Job 3 – Utah Blackwater Mine
Job 4 – Utah Norwich Park Mine
Job 5 – Safety Training Role
Job 6 – Utah Brisbane Office
Adult Learning Principles and Process – Back to Basics
Evaluation of Learning
20 Sure-Fire Ways to Stuff-up a Learning Program
Jobs 7,8 & 9
Supervisor Safety Learning Program
Development of an Effective Learning Program
Learning needs analysis
Supervisor Skills Development
Lessons from Above
My aim with this e book is for others facilitating learning to learn from my mistakes and my learning and experiences.
Learning versus Training
Modern practice is to refer to the processes by which learning is facilitated as learning not training. There are many explanations for this but one that has struck a chord for me is “Training is what others do to us, learning is what we do to ourselves”
The following reflects on some jobs I have had and what I have learnt about facilitating learning.