Key roles of the NOPROS Learning Circles
The learning circle organizer – who may be the same person as the facilitator – revise the reference material, recruits participants, arranges the logistics for the meetings, and chooses the learning facilitator.
The learning circle facilitators is vital to the group’s success. The facilitator makes sure the discussion is lively but focused. He or she models respectful listening and encourages participants to share their knowledge, experiences, and opinions.
Participants, whose commitment and interest are essential for a learning circle’s success, ultimately “own” the learning circle. Their clear understanding of both their role and the facilitator’s role helps create a democratic and collaborative environment.
Why NOPROS Learning Circle for acquiring key competencies?
that allows people from all spheres of life to express their opinions freely through a democratic process and without fear or intimidation
that allows participants to broaden their knowledge of an issue by sharing information, experiences and viewpoints
for a diverse group of people to get together and address an issue of common concern and devise specific problem-solving strategies, to increase social activities and consequently bringing positive change in the society
where dissenting members of society can sit to discuss and work together on the issue, reduce the existing gaps between them
that creates the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and build a flourishing democracy.
How a Learning Circle Works
- Identifies a local or national problem
- Creates opportunities for discussion by bringing community people together
- Organizes citizens through discussion to find out solutions to the problems
- Encourages collective community initiatives that lead to positive changes