Choosing a posture adapted to a pedagogical situation


Our socio-constructivist approach integrates different postures to be taken by the trainer. Each posture requires specific skills.


For the trainer: to adapt the posture to the pedagogical situation, to be coherent.

For the trainee: to feel in a secure atmosphere, understanding the posture of the trainer.

Types of postures

We consider 5 main postures which can interact in synergy if they are clearly divided in time:

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In addition to these 5 postures, we consider the “high” and “low” positions taken by the educator. The educator must take a high position on compliance with the rules laid down to promote an ad hoc working environment. On the other hand, he/she will choose a low position when introducing the innovative approaches proposed by Anicare; it is less a question of promoting these than submitting them to criticism.

Pitfalls and recommendations


At the beginning of a training course with teachers, they often ask for recipes to teach animal welfare. It is not easy not to respond immediately to their request and thus take time to work with them on their representations and allow them to exchange. They generally do not see the value of peer-to-peer exchange, they see it as a waste of time. It is not easy to be a facilitator when teachers expect you to be an expert. So, I have to show them first of all the pedagogical interest of an exchange between peers, of introspection".