We offer special training for student peer facilitators in our lower division classes. This involves learning how to lead small group discussions on what sometimes turns out to be volitile material. This is done through WGSS 392:Feminist Pedagogy.
Here students develop active listening skills, learn how to read nonverbal communication, and practice creating a comfortable environment where students may explore and share the meaning of their experiences in a larger context while building increased understanding and respect for diversity. It provides invaluable experience in cooperative leadership and mentoring and allows those enrolled to work closely with a WGSS professor and with other student facilitators. This class is ideal for anyone interested in pursuing a career in teaching, psychology, or human resources.
Some of our facilitators claim it is ideal for anyone who wants to communicate, period!