An education facilitator is similar to a teacher, but their work certainly differs. While teachers often lecture and read from textbooks to convey knowledge to the class, a facilitator will work in many different ways. They do serve as authority figures, but are much more involved in helping students learn together as a group as opposed to teaching entire groups themselves.
Education facilitators will often oversee large-group conversations in which all students can share their thoughts and experiences. The facilitator helps guide the conversation in the right direction to create enjoyable, but effective, learning processes for students.
Education facilitators may also use the internet to teach students. Instead of giving lectures or providing hands-on teaching, they facilitate the learning process by giving instructions and teaching students how to search for information and gain knowledge themselves. Some online courses also have group message boards and/or facebook pages where students can interact and talk about what they have learned. When working online, facilitators may also provide grades for group participation.
Some students may learn more effectively through a facilitator, while others still prefer more traditional teaching methods. It's up to the teacher to decide how they believe particular students or classes will learn the most.
Education Facilitator Tasks
Develop and implement educational material and curriculum.
Plan, implement, and administer education programs.