Position of trainer as a facilitator

Approaches in the socio-critical paradigm :
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The socio-critical paradigm promotes the confrontation of contextualised and/or controversial ideas, values and skills.
These implicate the learners and trainers in collaborative investigations in response to a complex given problem which does not allow for a single response, or in ethico-scientific debates.

They render explicit the contradictory nature of agroecological issues. They enable either development of awareness of these issues or discussion of the related conceptions and values within a group of learners.


To show the complexity of a problem :

To show the complexity of controversies :

To create a socio-cognitive conflict (individual one) :

To create cognitive conflict :

To enrich knowledge of participants :
The way to exchange experience and knowledge of local teritories between farmers - practitioners with help of farmers' advisor as facilitator.

Sensitive approach, imaginary one and playful approach even spiritual one :

To have a collective analysis of profesionnal practices :

Furthering your discovery of training itinerary :
@ Position of trainer as an expert or objectivist paradigm

@ Position of accompaniment or subjectivist paradigm

@ Combining different positions

@ How to evaluate integration

@ Exploring agroecological knowledge