MOVE Workshop Triggers Interactive Learning in Non-formal Environmental Education

A group of 18 participants from MoNRE and the Participatory Development Training Centre (PADETC) learned about inter­active moderation and visualization methods in a MOVE workshop dated 8-10 April, 2013. MOVE stands for Moderation and Visualization for Group Events. The future facilitators of non-formal education events practiced in small working groups how to use brainstorming techniques, team building exercises or mini-drama sessions to trigger learning processes related to their work in environmental and biodiversity protection or climate change adaptation. The workshop was organized by a gender-balanced team of an international and a local MOVE moderator who made a photo documentation of the training available for future reference.

 

The training participants learned how to design, plan and organize future workshops, discussion rounds and awareness raising events, particularly in rural areas. They reflected upon their role as a facilitator, keeping in mind that they will need visualization competence to foster general under­standing and communication, and participation competence to bring out the best in a group of people. Learning is most effective when all individuals contribute to the process of problem solving and the identification of creative solutions. This is why MOVE is sometimes also called the ‘3H approach’. 3H or Heads-Hearts-Hands symbolize cognitive, emotional and practical learning – to know, to feel and to do. This type of interactive adult education appeals to all senses and is based on three major working principles - moderation, visualiza­tion and experiential learning: What we hear we forget, what we see we remember, what we do we understand.

 

Hence, MOVE is a tool to elicit ideas and reach group consensus on key issues at stake. MOVE facilitators act as ‘communication butlers’ to a group of learners. They bring a group together, and develop and balance its potentials in a non-dominating way that is based on the notion “Nobody knows everything but everybody knows something”. They are knowledgeable about the issues at stake without showing this off. Asking and formulating the right question at the right time is one of their most important tasks. He or she is fluent in visualizing and presenting questions, in elaborating on the individual steps of a certain topic, or on discussion results. Also, MOVE moderators master a variety of games and exercises to enhance group dynamics and organize plenary sessions as well as team work in a well-planned, scripted way.

 

ProCEEd will use MOVE and other interactive, participatory methods and tools in its non-formal environmental education and communication activities which may be facilitated by selected workshop participants in the near future.

 

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