3.4 Setting Climate
Climate setting for a learning session includes the processes that are put in place before a session begins. Therefore, instructors have to include climate setting as part of their class work.
By the end of the topic, participants should be abler to:
• identify the necessary arrangements required in a class before a session begins.
c) Time: 1 hour.
d) Learning Aids: Newsprint, markers, blackboard, chalk, hand-outs, etc.
e) Procedure and Learning Points:
1. [10 min.] In a buzz session, ask the participants to explain what they understand by the term “climate setting”. Or, ask them, “What did you do on the first day before real training began?
Climate setting involves all that is done to ensure that a planned activity goes on well at that particular moment. For example, before a training workshop begins, participants need to know each other, set their expectations, norms and do trust building.
2. [20 min.] Tell a story:
Mr. Muluti is a literacy instructor in Buwuni village. He has other commitments as a market revenue collector in the parish. Since he is one of the few “literate” members in the village, he was selected to teach literacy. Due to his many commitments, Mr. Muluti always arrives when it is just about time to teach and in other instances, he has been able to make it after participants have arrived. Mr. Muluti constantly apologises to the learners before commencing with literacy teaching.
(i) What did you hear in the story?
Learning Points: (Possible responses)
- There is little or no time for Mr. Muluti to do the necessary arrangements before a session begins.
3. [15 min.] Ask participants to complete the following statement;
The complete list should be put up after participants have given their inputs.
- A good learning environment must be created, e.g. clean and well-kept classroom, quiet and secure from unnecessary intruders, far away from drinking places, etc.
4. [10 min.] Brainstorming session; “Why is it important to have a conducive learning environment?”
- Adults sacrifice a lot of their valuable time. Therefore, they need a conducive and attractive learning environment.
[5 min.] Ask participants describe the problems associated with poor setting of the learning climate.
Participants to read the hand-outs on climate setting and indicate how this will help them in literacy instruction.
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