Balancing Direction and Response: Four Dimensions of Transformative Facilitation in Educational Development
In this article we present 4 dimensions of transformative facilitation, each conceptualized using the “wisdom of practice” (Weimer, 2006, p. 54) gathered through our experience facilitating educational development and through the experiences posted by participants in a POD Network conference session. Composed of theoretical underpinnings we drew from several bodies of literature and practical applications generated by us and participants during the session, these dimensions include: (a) liminality (context); (b) organization (structures); (c) attitudinal stance (tone); and (d) process. Through their multidirectional interactions with one another, these dimensions aim to transform facilitation as enacted across educational development contexts.
Torosyan, R. & Cook-Sather, A. (2018). Balancing Direction and Response: Four Dimensions of Transformative Facilitation in Educational Development. To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development, 37(2), 188-206. https://doi.org/10.1002/tia2.20082
Virtual Commons Citation
Torosyan, Roben and Cook-Sather, Alison (2018). Balancing Direction and Response: Four Dimensions of Transformative Facilitation in Educational Development. In Faculty, Administrator & Staff Articles. Paper 34.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/fac_articles/34