Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
    1. About the Bettercare series
    2. Why decentralised learning?
    3. Contributors
    4. Updating the course material
  3. Dear Facilitator
  4. Facilitator’s checklist
    1. Before the first group meeting
    2. At the first group meeting
    3. Before every group meeting
    4. At group meetings
    5. After completing the chapters
  5. 1. Introduction to studying in groups
    1. What is group learning?
    2. Why is it good to learn in a group?
    3. What does the group facilitator do?
    4. What makes a group successful?
  6. 2. Planning a group
    1. Identifying a need
    2. Choosing the right course
    3. Getting stakeholder buy-in
    4. A training budget
    5. Advertising
    6. Participant requirements
    7. Group size
    8. Group location
  7. 3. Starting a group
    1. Group meeting times
    2. How to get the books
    3. Preparing for skills demonstrations
    4. Establishing goals
  8. 4. Running a group
    1. Establishing group rules
    2. How Bettercare learning programmes work
    3. How the books work
    4. Planning for group sessions
    5. Inviting resource people
    6. Preparing for group sessions
    7. Using the multiple-choice quizzes
  9. 5. Tips for successful group work
    1. How do I keep my group members motivated?
    2. How do I keep the course interesting?
    3. Ensuring skills are applied at work
  10. 6. Finishing a course
    1. Completing the course with an exam
    2. Arranging a certificate-handover ceremony
    3. The Bettercare exam process
    4. Photographs
    5. Updating the course material
    6. Your next Bettercare course
  11. 7. Contact details
  12. 8. Templates
    1. Group contact details
    2. Goal-setting
    3. Session plan
    4. Guest speakers
    5. Multiple-choice answer sheet
    6. Pre- and post-quiz scores