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Faculty Development Workshop on Andragogy and Facilitation Process

The International association of Facilitators (IAF) conducted an online Faculty Development Workshop for IndSerch Bavdhan and Law college road Campus, Pune on 19th October 2020. The FDP was held on the topic of “Exploring Andragogy and Facilitation for Effective student Engagement”

The session was arranged as part of the International Facilitation week program held by the IAF from 19th to 25th October. Ms. Shalaka Gundi, OD Consultant and Coach Lead of IAF, Pune Hub , and an IndSearch Alumni, conducted the online session for the faculty members on ZOOM platform. Fifteen faculty members from both Bavdhan and Law college Road campuses of Indsearch attended the session online.

The session began with a brief introduction of the work done and activities conducted by IAF, followed by explanation of the concept of Andragogy and Facilitation.

Ms Gundi guided the faculty members through various associated concepts and techniques with various individual and team exercises. Team members were required to share discuss and contribute their perceptions on both the areas and present their thought to the combined group.

The faculty participated enthusiastically in all the activities and discussions. They developed a clear understanding of the role of facilitator and the key factors to address. The exercises also resulted in some introspection on part of the faculty student expectations from higher education and how the same could be better fulfilled with awareness of andragogy concepts and facilitation techniques.

The session was followed by an informal open platform discussion and sharing of thoughts and learnings. Finally, the resource person conducted a survey to create better understanding among the members about the level of both techniques practised by them.

The FDP was conducted in an interactive manner and was highly appreciated by the faculty