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close this bookAppropriate Community Technology - A Training Manual (Peace Corps; 1982; 685 pages)
View the documentThe Farallones Institute Rural Center
View the documentCHP International, INC.
View the documentPreface
View the documentAcknowledgments
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsPhase I: Introduction to training
Open this folder and view contentsPhase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves
Open this folder and view contentsPhase III: Pedal/treadle power
Open this folder and view contentsPhase IV: Solar water heaters
Open this folder and view contentsPhase V: Solar agricultural dryers
Open this folder and view contentsPhase VI: Concluding the program: The energy fair
close this folderAppendices
View the documentAppendix A: Skills for development facilitators
View the documentAppendix B: Two-week workshops
View the documentAppendix C: Bibliographies
 

Appendix B: Two-week workshops

Two-Week Workshops:

EARTHEN CONSTRUCTION AND FUEL-SAVING COOKSTOVES
PEDAL/TREADLE POWER
SOLAR WATER HEATERS
SOLAR AGRICULTURAL DRYERS

The following calendar pages represent a suggested format for converting each of the four technical phases of this program into independent two-week workshops. In addition to technical sessions, each workshop contains selected core sessions related to training methodology, the role of the volunteer in development, health and nutrition, independent study, appropriate aids to communication and evaluation.

In designing each workshop, overseas trainers should consider the following recommended guidelines:

* Review the entire manual carefully and choose core sessions which meet country-specific needs.

* Wherever necessary, modify individual session procedures to account for the two-week format.

* As a basic reference in carrying out all suggested group dynamics activities, refer to Phase I: Session 12, "Construction of Earthen Block Molds - A- Focus on Group Dynamics."

* Review Phase I: Session 4, "Appropriate Educational and Learning Processes," and Phase I: Session 5. "Development of Facilitation Skills Criteria," and modify the procedures for both sessions so the objectives can be met in a four hour time period.

EARTHEN CONSTRUCTION AND FUEL-SAVING COOKSTOVES (Week One)

 

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

AM

Sharing, Perceptions of Appropriate Technology: An Ice Breaker/Phase I: Session 1

Global Energy Issues! Phase I: Session 14

Traditional Methods of Cooking: An Introdution to Cookstove Technological/

 

Defining Expectations of the Community Technology Training Program/ Phase I: Session 2

Construction of Earthen Block Molds - A focus on Group Dynamics/Phase I Session 12

Fuel-Saving Cookstoves: Gathering Information / Phase II : Session 3

PM

Group Resource Assessment/Phase I: Session 3

 

Cookstove Design and Innovation/Phase II : Session 4

 

Hollow Square/Phase I: Session 7

Construction of Earthen Block/Phase I : 13

Introduction to Independent Study/Phase III: Session 6

 

DAY 4

DAY 5

DAY 6

AM

Appropriate Educational and Learning Processes, Parts 1 and/or 2 (option)/ Phase I: Session 4

Cookstove Operation, Function and Design Principles/Phase III: Session 7

Cookstove Construction (continued)/Phase II: Session 10

 

Development of Facilitation Skills Criteria I (option)/ Phase I: Session 5

Understanding the Cookstove Design Process and Soil Mixes/Phase II : Session 8

 

PM

Environmental Health and Sanitation/ Phase II: Session 1

Cookstove Construction Parts 1, 2 and 3/ Phase II Session 10

 
 

The Role of the Volunteer in Development: The Definition of Appropriate Technology/ Phase II: Session 13

   
 

DAY 7

DAY 8

DAY 9

AM

DAY 7 Cookstove Construction
(continued)/ Phase II: Session 10

Volunteer in Development: Part 1: Women in Development/Phase III: Session 19

Basic Nutrition/Phase II: Session 23

 

Use of Appropriate Aids to Communication/ Phase III: Session 6

Naternal ant Child Health, Part / Phase III: Session I

Other Responses to Fuel Scarcity/ Phase II: Session 18

PM

Stove Promotion and Dissemination/ Phase II: Session 14
Independent Study.

Evaluating Cookstove Efficiency/ Phase II: Session 16

Charcoal Production and Stoves/ Phase II: Session 19

 

Explaining Completed Cookstoves/ Phase II: Session 15

Diagnosing and Repairing Malfunctioning Cookstoves Parts 1 and 2/ Phase II: Session 17

Design and Construction of the Second Stove, Parts 1, 2 and 3/ Phase Il: Session 21

 

DAY 10

DAY 11

DAY 12

AM

Design and Construction of the Second Stove (continued) Phase II: Session 21

Cookstove Operation, Parts 1 and 2/ Phase II: Session 24

Cookstove Information Resources, and Evaluating Cookstove training/ Phase II: Session 26

 

Independent Study and Clean-Up

Cookstove Development and Innovation/ Phase II: Session 25

 

PM

Alternative Cookstoves Presentations/ Phase II: Session 22

Appropriate Technologies for Health/ Phase III: Session 13

Evaluation and Integration of training Themes, Parts 1, 2 and 3/ Phase I: Session 16

 

Issues and Methods in the Development and Diffusion of Appropriate Technology/ Phase V: Session 11

   

PEDAL/TREADLE POWER (Week One)

 

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

AM

Sharing, Perceptions of Appropriate Technology: An Ice Breaker/Phase I: Session 1

Global Energy Issues! Phase I: Session 14

The Role of the Volunteer in Development: The Definition of Appropriate Technology Phase II: Session 13

 

Defining Expectations of the Community Technology Training Program/ Phase I: Session 2

Appropriate Educational and Learning Processes, Parts 1-and/or 2 (option, Phase I: Session 4

Design Considerations for Pedal/Treadle/ Phase III: Session

PM

Group Resource Assessment/Phase I: Session 3

Development of Facilitation Skills Criteria (option)/ Phase I: Session 5

Classical Mechanics: Principles of Pedal, Treadle Power/Phase III: Session 5

 

Hollow Square/Phase I: Session 7

Introduction to Pedal/Treadle Power/Phase III: Session 3

Use of Appropriate Aids to Communication/Phase III: Session 6

 

DAY 4

DAY 5

DAY 6

AM

Food Issues! Phase II: Session 12

Presentation of Designs/ Phase III: Session 10

Construction of Pedal/Treadle Devices/Phase III: Session 11

 

Part I: Familiarization with Parts and Tools, Part 2: Familiarization with the Bicycle (option) Phase III: Session 8

Introduction to Independent Study/Phase II: Session 6
Independent Study

 

PM

Introduction to Design/Phase III: Session 9

Maternal and Child Health Part 2/Phase III: Session 7

 
   

Volunteer in Development: Part 1: Women in Development/Phase III: Session 19

 
 

DAY 7

DAY 8

DAY 9

AM

Construction of Pedal/Treadle Devices (continued)/Phase III Session 11

Construction of Pedal/ Treadle Devices (continued)/ Phase III: Session 11

Construction of Pedal/Treadle Devices (continued)/Phase III: Session 11

PM

 

Issues and Methods in the Development and Diffusion of Appropriate Technology Phase V: Session 11

 
 

Basic Nutrition/Phase II: Session 23

 

Wind Technology/Phase IV: Session 12

 

DAY 10

DAY 11

DAY 12

AM

Blacksmithing and Metalwork/ Phase III: Session 12

Case Studies in Community Health/Phase III: Session 14

Independent Study and Clean-Up

 

Construction of Pedal/ Treadle Devices (continued)! Phase III: Session 11

Independent Study

Evaluation and Integration of Training Themes, Parts 1, 2 and 3/ Phase I: Session 16

PM

 

Presentation of Pedal/Treadle-Powered Devices/Phase III: Session 13

 
 

Preparation for Pedal/ Treadle Presentations/ Phase III: Session 15

   

SOLAR WATER HEATERS (Week one)

 

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

AM

Sharing Perceptions in Appropriate Technology: An Ice Breaker/Phase I: Session 1

Introduction to Solar Water Heaters/Phase IV: Session 2

Appropriate Educational and Learning Processes, Parts 1 and/or 2 1 (option)/ Phase I: Session 4

 

Defining Expectations of Community Technology Training Program/ Phase I: Session 2

Assessing Community Water Needs and Uses/Phase IV: Session 3

Development of Facilitation Skills Criteria I (option)/ Phase I: Session 5

PM

Group Resource Assessment/Phase I: Session 3

 

Introduction to Solar Water Heating: Determining Hot Water Demand/ Phase IV: Session 4

 

Hollow Square/Phase I: Session 7

Global Energy Issues/Phase I: Session 14

Environmental Health and Sanitation/ Phase II: Session 1

 

DAY 4

DAY 5

DAY 6

AM

Plumbing a Solar Water Heater/Phase IV: Session 5

The Role of the Volunteer in Development: The Definition of Appropriate Technology/ Phase II: Session 13

Use of Appropriate Aids to Communication/Phase III: Session 5

 

Sizing a Solar Water Heater/Phase IV: Session 6

Insolation Meter Construction/ Phase II: Session 9

 

PM

Appropriate Technologies for Health/ Phase III: Session 13

The Path of the Sun/Phase III: Session 2

 
 

Introduction to Independent Study/Phase II: Session 6

Case Studies in Community Health/Phase III: Session 14

Demonstration of a Technical Concept, Phase IV: Session 7

 

DAY 7

DAY 8

DAY 9

AM

Heat Transfer/Phase III: Session 16

Construction of Solar Water Heaters/Phase IV: Session 10

Volunteer in Development: Part 1: Women in Development/Phase III: Session 19

 

Shade Mapping and Solar Siting/Phase IV: Session 8

 

Construction of Solar Water Heaters (continued) /Phase IV: Session 10

PM

Design of Solar Water Heaters/Phase IV: Session 9

   
 

DAY 10

DAY 11

DAY 12

AM

Issues and Methods in the Development and Diffusion of Appropriate Technology/ Phase V: Session 11

Construction of Solar Water Heaters(continued)/Phase IV: Session 10

Independent Study and Clean-Up

   

Independent Study

Evaluation and Integration of Training Themes, Parts 1, 2 and 3/Phase I: Session 16

PM

Construction of Solar Water Heaters (continued)/Phase IV: Session 10

Presentation of Solar Water Heaters/Phase IV: Session 15

 

SOLAR AGRICULTURAL DRYERS (Week One)

 

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

AM

Sharing Perceptions of Appropriate Technology: An Ice Breaker/Phase I: Session 1

Introduction to Agricultural Dryers/ Phase V: Session 1

Global Energy Issues,, I Phase I: Session 14

 

Defining Expectations of Community Technology Training Program/Phase I: Session 2

Tour of Solar Dryers/ Phase V: Session 2

Solar Agricultural Dryer Procedures and Rules of Thumb/Phase V: Session 3

PM

Group Resource Assessment/Phase I: Session 3

Appropriate Educational and Learning Processes, Parts 1 and/or 2 (option)/ Phase I: Session 4

Two-Hour Dryer Construction/Phase V: Session 4

 

Hollow Square! Phase I: Session 7

Development of Facilitation Skills Criteria/ Phase I: Session 5

Review of Existing Solar Dryer Plans/Phase V: Session 5

 

DAY 4

DAY 5

DAY 6

AM

Maternal and Child Health, Part 1/Phase III: Session 1

Smoke Testing Solar Dryers/ Phase V: Session 6

The Role of the Volunteer in Development: The Definition of Appropriate Technology Phase II: Session 13

   

New Technologies: Introducing Solar Dryers/ Phase V: Session 7

 
 

Insolation Meter Construction/Phase II: Session 9

Design of Solar Agricultural Dryers/ Phase V: Session 8

Introduction to Independent Study/Phase II: Session 6

PM

The Path of the Sun/Phase III: Session 2

   
 

Heat Transfer/Phase III: Session 16

   
 

DAY 7

DAY 8

DAY 9

AM

Site Selection and Preparation/Phase V: Session 9

Basic Nutrition/Phase II: Session 23

Volunteer in Development: Part 1, Women in Development/ Phase III: Session 19

 

Construction of Solar Agricultural Dryers/ Phase V: Session 10

Construction of Solar Agricultural Dryers (continued)/Phase V: Session 10

Construction of Solar Agricultural Dryers (continued)/Phase V: Session 10

PM

   

Practical Crying Tips/Phase V: Session 15

     

Independent Study

 

DAY 10

DAY 11

DAY 12

AM

Nutritional Gardening/Phase V: Session 14

Issues and Methods in the Development and Diffusion of Appropriate Technology/ Phase V: Session 11

Presentation of Solar Dryers/Phase V: Session 19

     

Evaluation and Integration of Training Themes, Parts 1, 2 and 3/ Phase I: Session 16

PM

Dryer Assessment and Modification/ Phase V: Session 17

Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis/Phase V: Session 18

 
   

Use of Appropriate Aids to Communication/ Phase III: Session 6

 
   

Independent Study

 
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