There is a moment in every facilitator’s career when they are going to feel a little sad, sad because this class has been fantastic.
When Pauline asked me if I would take on TAE40110 in 2014, I knew I wanted to do it. But, as the start date of the course approached I began to feel trepidation. I knew my stuff, but did I know it well enough to help others to learn it? As you may have read previously, this is the hardest course you will ever do.
Well what a diverse range of learners I have. They are from a plethora of fields, we had business, real estate, foundation skills, IT, paramedics, leisure and health, aged care and more.
I went into the first class and came clean with them. This is my first year of facilitating this course. I know what I am doing, but I am not sure how I will go teaching it…I will do my best for you. We began to post discussions in the introduction forums and a fabulous Personal Learning Network evolved from there.
This is the most connected class I have ever had the pleasure of facilitating. The forum posts were well frequented and everyone was more than happy to help out their fellow students. This, indirectly, gave me an opportunity to understand some continuous improvement which could be made to the course. I was also fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to be a part of a validation session on student feedback with another facilitator recently, furthering some recommendations.
These recommendations will enable us to ensure the design of this course is up to date at all times. It will also ensure the assessment tools are easy to use and a checklist will be developed for both the students and facilitator.
This class has been a joy to be involved in. I cannot extend my gratitude to my learners enough. You have been exceptional. Your passion in your chosen careers makes me confident you will all be exceptional facilitators. I am so proud to have taken you this far.
As for my promise… I will do my best for you. I believe I will continue to do so.
I am going to be proud to have you part of my community of practice.