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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
close this folderPhase I: Introduction to training
View the documentPhase I Calendar
View the documentSession 1. Sharing perceptions of appropriate technology: an ice breaker
View the documentSession 2. Defining expectations of the appropriate community technology training program
View the documentSession 3. Group resource assessment
View the documentSession 4. Appropriate educational and learning processes part 1: non-formal education (nfe) and international community development work
View the documentSession 4. Appropriate educational and learning processes part 2: adult learning theory and how it is used in this training program
View the documentSession 5. Development of facilitation skills criteria
View the documentSession 6. Cross-cultural awareness and communication
View the documentSession 7. Hollow square
View the documentSession 8. Health in a cross-cultural context
View the documentSession 9. Community resource investigation
View the documentSession 10. An exercise in problem solving: formulating a plan for well-being
View the documentSession 11. Communication and listening skills
View the documentSession 12. Construction of earthen block molds: a focus on group dynamics
View the documentSession 13. Construction of earthen blocks
View the documentSession 14. Global energy issues
View the documentSession 15. Introduction to the evaluation process
View the documentSession 16. Evaluation and integration of training themes
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
Open this folder and view contentsAppendices

Session 2. Defining expectations of the appropriate community technology training program

Total time:

2 hours


* To review the content and major themes of the program


* To define and clarify expectations that the participants have of the training program


* To compare and contrast individual expectations with those of the program


* "Introduction to the Appropriate Community Technology Training Manual"


* Training Schedule


Newsprint and felt-tip pens

Trainer Notes

It is important that the training staff participate in this session in order to develop a list of their expectations of the program.


Step 1. (15 minutes)
Briefly outline and explain the session objectives and activities.

Step 2. (5 minutes)
Have participants refer to the symbols and expectation lists that they have in their notebooks (see Session 7, Phase 1) and spend a few minutes reviewing them.

Step 3. (30 minutes)
Have participants form small groups in which they discuss their expectations of the program. On newsprint, each group should develop a list of their five most important expectations. Then post the list.

Step 4. (45 minutes)
Reconvene the large group and review each expectation for clarity and understanding. Identify which expectations the training will meet directly, those that will be touched upon, those which could be addressed with some schedule changes and those, given the practical limitations of the program, which may not be met.

Step 5. (10 minutes)
Distribute copies of the training schedule and the manual introduction. Explain that the manual introduction presents an overview of the program and an orientation to its overall purpose, while the training schedule will give the participants a day-by-day description of the training. Encourage any questions or discussion.

Trainer Notes

In order to make the connection between expectations and how they will be addressed during the program, it is helpful to refer to specific sessions that deal with the expectations listed by the group.

Step 6. (15 minutes)
Conclude the session by facilitating a discussion centered around the following questions.

* Were any of your expectations changed by this activity?

* Was there something that you learned in this session that you were not expecting during training?

* Is there anything that you have heard about the program that has not been discussed?

Trainer Notes

In addition to clarifying and defining the participant's understanding of the program, this final step helps participants decide whether or not the program meets their needs.

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