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These are flexible guidelines.
Because educators come from different backgrounds, experiences and disciplines,
these guidelines merely present a flexible orientation that helps the learning encounters
of the fellows doing the GMF programme. 
We sincerely hope that it will help the learners to experience.
some consistency in the learningful sharing of a diverse community of educators.
An Individual educator can customise and/or use those that are relevant to her/him.


We thank all international educators
for agreeing to be part of this effort and for offering their invaluable time, experiences and learnings.
  • Consider your contributions as voluntary service or support for the fellows of this programme.
  • Consider more sharing and less lecturing, more conversations than instructions.
  • Do consider your session/sharing as a learningful encounter -- sharing your life experiences in the service of the area you work in so that the fellows learn from your life of involvement. 
  • We see the learning encounters as learner-to-learner engagement. More showing the way in dialogue than 'enforcing' a path.
  • The sessions are for 90 minutes (with Q & A/discussion/activities/exercises). Please be available for at least 2 sessions.
  • Keep the learning encounters informal by sharing learningful experiences. (We prefer the fellows call you by your name/pet name and become your friend.)
  • Where possible integrate theory, practice ('praxis') and methodology.
  • If possible, be familiar with transdisciplinarity, transformative learning and critical civic engagement.
  • Be also familiar with conscientisation, deschooling, decolonisation, and counter-hegemonic approaches. As well as critical political economy.
  • Help introduce a 'new language of change' through new concepts, words, perspectives and counter-narratives
  • Do consider offering practical examples and hands-on exercises.
  • Encourage questioning and critical self-enquiry that draws the fellows from their comfort zones.
  • Consider challenging the fellows in relation to their taken-for-granted lifeworld. 
  • Encourage debates, discussion and dialogue as well as mindful and deep appreciation 
  • Please do provide lists for reading (books/articles/websites) or viewing (videos). It would be nice to provide ‘must read’ and ‘nice to read’ lists. Also, notes, diagrams, mind maps,  and useful handouts.
  • Be familiar with earlier learning encounters to the extent it helps yours. (Some/selected videos of earlier learning encounters are available on the website.
  • Where possible, please be available for the fellows to reach out and engage with you on session-related queries.
  • Where possible, please be available for a few critical group meetings or evaluation or fellows presentations. (You will be informed well in advance.) 
  • English is not the mother tongue of the fellows. Strong accents may interfere with learning. So, please do speak slowly and clearly. Do use visual aids if possible.
  • Please inform us of any changes in your availability well in advance for changes to be announced. But please do try to avoid this.
  • Please avoid 'petty' party political discussions.
  • Share any suggestions you may have to make the learning journey more engaging and effective for the learner. Offer feedbacks which could be used in developing this programme for the future cohorts.
  • Please do become part of the fellows' friendship circles or networks. Building networks is part of the expectation of this course/learning journey.
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