From the outset, the humanist educator’s efforts must coincide with those of the student to engage in critical thinking and the quest for mutual humanization. The educator’s efforts must be imbued with a profound trust in people and their creative power. To achieve this, the humanist educator must be a partner of the students in ... relations with them -- Paulo Friere


Research suggests that the Partnership Learning Structures and principles can make a difference in the way we manage training sessions. What's more, the six Learning Structures mentioned above are easy-to-use and simple to build into any learning session. Indeed, you may be using some or all of the strategies already.

Partnership Learning is a simple way to create a setting in which teachers can freely, openly and honestly explore, criticize, enthuse and grow as they learn about new and old ways to teach. However, at its core` Partnership Learning is meant to be something more basic than a training methodology. Essentially, Partnership Learning is a philosophy or simple belief about training. In truth, if you go into each session open and expecting to be delighted by what teachers will teach you, honestly believing that every teacher has good ideas to share, then you are most likely already using Partnership Learning. What is more, chances are that as you conduct your training sessions, as you learn with the teachers you are training, your life is enriched immeasurably by open and free conversations.