This manual was written during the summer of 1995. The primary author, Julie Reed, was interning at the Georgetown University Volunteer and Public Service Center at the time.
“Reflection” is a vital component of service-learning. This manual was designed for educators and leaders of service groups who have an interest and a commitment to provide reflection opportunities for students and community partners alike. College professors, K-12 teachers, community organization leaders, and leaders of service organizations have all found, “Facilitating Reflection: A Manual for Leaders and Educators,” a useful supplement to their work.
Understanding facilitation begins with an awareness of the difference between facilitating and leading. It has been said that leadership is something you do to a group, while facilitation is something you do with a group.
Although many leaders can (and should) be effective facilitators, the facilitator differs from a leader in that the former is cognizant about the use of power, authority, or control and places limitations on uses of it. A facilitator should be “a neutral mediator whose job is to provide information and accommodate the exchange of dialogue among … participants”
View the whole guide at: http://www.uvm.edu/~dewey/reflection_manual/