Production of education

The educational event production dictionary is divided into five categories: "Documents", "Formats", "Elements", "People", "Equipment".

But let's start with one important, crucial term without categories.

Facilitation is the support of a group process aimed at effective communication, clarification and achievement of set goals. In the facilitation of the educational process, the organization of the educational space, the involvement and promotion of the participants’ potential and the group as a whole, as well as the support of the participants in realizing their educational goals. This is a key point.

For a more detailed immersion in the world of facilitation terms, we recommend looking into the "TOBTO" dictionary from Other Education: link


Educational program

A document that defines the goals, content and scope of a certain educational event or its cycle. The educational program outlines studying goals, a list of topics that correlate with these goals, and a set of methodical tools. If you are guided by a competency-based approach, then at the beginning of the program you can indicate the competency model you are using and the competencies that the educational event is aimed at developing. Also, the program may contain the venue/platform, timing and description of the facilitator or experts.

Curriculums can be typical (that is, used for a series of training events) or individual (that is customized for one unique event).

Several educational programs formed into one course are called a curriculum. This term is most often used in formal education (in higher education institutions).

Curriculum design

The process of formation and planning of the educational component of the event.

Educational results

A set of knowledge, skills, ways of thinking, attitudes and values ​​that should be acquired in the learning process.


Time schedule of individual methods and parts of the curriculum. A detailed schedule of events with reference to the time of individual blocks and parts of the curriculum.

Waiting list

A list containing those candidates for participation in the educational event who have not been selected for the main group at the moment, but may be invited to participate in case of refusal of one of the participants.

Rider from trainers or facilitators

A document with a list of conditions and technical requirements presented to the customer for the provision of educational services.



An event for the discussion of global or significant issues, a space organized in such a way as to enable collaboration between its participants.


An educational space, a format of active and interactive learning, where there is a structured and purposeful interaction of participants between themselves and the trainer with the aim of acquiring new knowledge, skills and abilities. As a result of the training, social and personal competencies are developed, personal attitudes to a certain topic are formed or rethought.


Educational event with an emphasis on practice. Often, as a result of the workshop, a certain product is created (for example, a text, a presentation, etc).


A complex of teaching and methodical materials and educational services created for the organization of individual or group training using pedagogical and information and communication technologies.


Horizontal / interactive format

A form of group interaction where the facilitator or trainer acts as one of the group members. And the educational process takes place through interaction in small groups jointly and on an equal footing.

Vertical / frontal format

A form of group interaction where the facilitator or trainer acts as an expert or professional. And the educational process takes place through the transfer of knowledge and skills to the group.

Energizer, icebreaker

Short exercises that usually do not have an educational function related to the content of the training. In most cases, they serve to restore energy levels, set the mood for a group, or synchronize people's attention.

Evaluation / assessment

A procedure at the end of a training event, the purpose of which is to measure the direct effects and effectiveness of the training program for its participants. Evaluation can be implemented using anonymous individual methods, or discussion in small groups or in a common circle (plenum). As a rule, a combination of several methods is recommended.

It is also advisable to evaluate the educational event, which is carried out after a certain pause after its completion. Thus, participants have a chance to evaluate the effectiveness of training more objectively, and not under the influence of emotions.

Check / checkout

The format of group interaction is aimed at creating a common psycho-emotional space. Checking for a goal has settings for work during the educational event, checkout for completion and reflection.

Coffee break

A break in the program for rest, light snack and coffee. It is possible in the format of catering.


Format of meals during the event, when food for participants is brought directly to the venue.



The person who accompanies the group process during the (educational) event. The facilitator's area of ​​responsibility includes the development of the program and the design of methodological solutions to ensure the most effective group process (i.e., interaction in the group), as well as the conduct (moderation) of the event and post-documentation.


The trainer is responsible for training, providing new theoretical knowledge and, first of all, creating space for practicing skills and transferring theory to practice. The work of this specialist is aimed at training and improving skills in a certain topic.

A physical education teacher or a specialist in any kind of sport is also called a coach.


The expert has an expertise in a certain topic. In different fields, an expert can perform different functional duties: for example, forming an expert opinion and being responsible for it in accordance with the law (for example, a court expert), conducting research or sharing one's own knowledge and experience at educational events.

Recommendations on how to find an expert can be read in section 4.2.2 of the Other Education manual "Forum for people": link


The sequence of the artists performing at the event.

Methodist / program
developer or designer

He specializes in curriculum development, i.e. determination of its educational goals and content, as well as selection of didactic and methodical solutions. As a rule, this person is involved in the process of planning and prescribing the curriculum, but may not be involved in its practical implementation.

Host for participants
(participants manager)

This professional interacts with event participants from the moment of their registration to post-communication, which includes: confirmation of registration, reminders about the event, sending necessary information, connecting to the event, coordinating participants during the event, collecting feedback, sending materials after the event.

Host for trainers and facilitators

He works on defining and meeting technical requirements for trainers and facilitators during an online or offline educational event.



Placement of participants, chairs, tables, flip chart according to the needs of the training session. Also the process of preparing the space.


A whiteboard used in presentations, strategy sessions, and other group activities to graphically represent or explain key ideas. Also special paper for this board.


A board on which paper can be attached using various means. Large pinboards on wheels are used for facilitation in large groups, in particular for methods such as open space.

Facilitation suitcase

A set of office materials necessary for holding an educational event, folded for convenience in one suitcase. The list of necessary materials is determined by the coaches, but there is a standard set of markers of different colors, white and colored paper, scissors, paper tape and foam.

Compilers of the dictionary:

Agency proto produkciia, Olga Dyatel, Alona Karavai, Roman Dyma, Volodymyr Burkovets, Oleksiy Melnychuk, Vitaly Kekukh, Diana Derii


Ilya Razumeyko, Oles Zazulin, Maria Tymoshchuk, Natalya Trambovetska

Proofreading and editing:

Maria Tymoshchuk, Alona Karavai

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