4.3 Management Functions Required in a Organising a Functional Adult Literacy Programme
For every FAL class to succeed, different management functions must be carried out. This calls for identification of the different management functions to be carried out at the most appropriate time.
This topic covers the description of the different management functions that must be carried out to make FAL classes effective.
By the end of this topic, the participants should be able to:
• Explain what they understand by the terms “Management” and to “manage”.
c) Time: 1 hour 45 minutes.
d) Learning Aids: Blackboard, chalk, newsprint or manila, markers, masked tape.
e) Procedure and Learning Points:
1. [10 min.] Let the participants brainstorm on the words to “manage” and “management” and write them on the board or newsprint.
To manage means:
- to be in charge of.
- control and organisation of, e.g. a business.
2. Role play on: “Problems faced by a chairperson who does everything in a meeting”.
[30 min.] The facilitator asks a group of 5-7 members to be in a “meeting” He asks one prepared participant to be a chairperson and to do everything.
• The participants are later asked to identify the problems the chairperson committed.
- dictated ideas throughout the meeting.
A short discussion should follow to analyse the outcome of the “meeting” and possible lessons learned.
3. [45 min.]Using group discussion, ask the participants to identify key functions they would carry out on any of the following events:
- a visit by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC).
• Organising/planning activities.
- identifying problems/successes.
• Assessment and reporting.
The participants present their ideas during the plenary.
Participants should understand that it is necessary to allocate tasks to each member and have them done in time.
[20 min.] Ask each participant to write down one reason to show the importance of management in life.
Ask the participants to indicate how they will apply the knowledge and skills from this session in their work.
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