The Purpose


The participants, by the completion of  FAISS  will have:

  • gained a broadened understanding and appreciation of what it is to work in and be part of an Anglican School community;
  • valued the process of exploring what it is to be Anglican or a non-Anglican in an Anglican school.

The Principles

FAISS is much more than just another series of lectures.

FAISS operates according to the principles of adult education. This package operates in a
context where it is acknowledged that…

  • Adults have a need to know why they should learn something. The adult has to consider it important to acquire the new skill knowledge or attitude.
  • Adults have a far greater volume and different quality of experiences than young people so that connecting learning experiences to past experience/s can make the learning experience more meaningful and assist the participant to acquire the new knowledge.
  • Adults become ready to learn when they experience a life situation where they need to know.
  • Adults enter into the learning process with a task centred orientation to learning.
  • Adults are motivated to learn by both extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.

Accordingly, FAISS features interactive learning, small group discussion, draws on the experiences of the participants, and aims to incorporate the needs of the learner in the outcomes of the experience.

Therefore, significant thought should be given to the staff that will facilitate the experience’s delivery. Since facilitating the experience is above all about ensuring positive communication and effective discussion, staff chosen to lead the day should be skilled in these areas.

The following are some guidelines that may assist in the selection of staff who will be involved in the facilitation of the experience.

Guidelines for Selecting Facilitators

It is envisaged that the most effective facilitators will be those who:

  • are good communicators
  • are prepared to treat the experience, its preparation and implementation, with dignity
  • have a developed understanding of Anglicanism
  • are prepared to workshop particular sections as necessary to ensure good delivery
  • have sufficient time to give to the preparation of the program
  • possess good skills in the effective coordination of teams
  • Note that the overall facilitator of the experience may not be a person who performs the upfront
    leadership. Rather, they may be a coordinator who pulls the experience together, asking
    other staff members to lead particular sessions.