FROM PAPER CHASE TO SIR, WITH LOVE
for student the “lived experience”.
Colleges, and therefore administrators and educators, are expected to de-
velop facilitative pedagogy — philosophy, curriculum, and methods of prac-
tice — that increase students’ ability and commitment to make good deci-
sions. Bickel and Lake’s ideas provide a vehicle for communicating com-
plicated legal concepts. The Facilitator Model establishes an authentic and
theoretically valid educationally effective relational framework for organiz-
ing an academically engaging course teaching administrators the “what,
why, and how” of the law in higher education
The Facilitator Model furnishes guiding principles for course design and
a) establish a role model and foster a Facilitator Philosophy in students;
b) adopt ethical development as a core learning outcome; and
c) leverage the SIR (i.e., classroom environment and human interac-
tion) to facilitate learning.
Ultimately, the Facilitator Model expects faculty and administrators to forge
individual and institutional relationships with students that foster personally
and socially responsible behavior.
A film about the relationship educators have with their students ends with
a song recognizing and acknowledging the influence a teacher had over his