Learn to use Liberating Structures
Liberating Structures are facilitation techniques designed to boost engagement and foster inclusivity in your classroom and meetings. A recent report from BCcampus says that Liberating Structures are spreading throughout BC post-secondary institutions. This set of 33 facilitation techniques, developed by Keith McCandless and Henri Lipmanowicz, is not only gaining traction in our post-secondary sector, but in the health care, government, business, social services sectors and beyond. The BCcampus report indicates that the impact of using Liberating Structures includes seeing a “transformative effect” and “greater participation for people who are less likely to participate” and more (BCcampus, 2018).
Interested in learning more about how to use Liberating Structures?
- Register for the two-day immersion workshop on April 25 & 26 for faculty and staff on Liberating Structures, offered by The Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies. During this workshop you’ll not only get to experience first-hand many of the most-used structures, you’ll also gain tips from experienced facilitators on how to implement them.
- Attend the Liberating Structures session at the upcoming Festival of Learning in May to experience the top four most frequently-used structures
- Attend a gathering of the Victoria Liberating Structures User Group to informally experience and practice using the structures
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- BCcampus. (February, 2018). Liberating Structures in B.C. Post-Secondary Education: How are They Spreading? Vancouver, BC: Lee, L. & Kelly T.