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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
close this folderPhase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves
View the documentPhase II Calendar
View the documentSession 1. Environmental health and sanitation
View the documentSession 2. Traditional methods of cooking: an introduction to cookstove technologies
View the documentSession 3. Fuel-saying cookstoves: gathering information
View the documentSession 4. Cookstove design and innovations
View the documentSession 5. Thinking in pictures: introduction to design drawing
View the documentSession 6. Introduction to independent study
View the documentSession 7. Cookstove operation function and design principles
View the documentSession 8. Understanding the cookstove design process and soil mixes
View the documentSession 9. Insolation meter construction
View the documentSession 10. Cookstove construction
View the documentSession 11. Nature of volunteerism: expectations beyond training
View the documentSession 12. Food issues
View the documentSession 13. The role of the volunteer in development: definition of appropriate technology
View the documentSession 14. Stove promotion and dissemination
View the documentSession 15. Explaining completed cookstoves
View the documentSession 16. Evaluating cookstove efficiency
View the documentSession 17. Diagnosing and repairing malfunctioning cookstoves
View the documentSession 18. Other responses to fuel scarcity
View the documentSession 19. Charcoal production and stoves
View the documentSession 20. Custom and food
View the documentSession 21. Design and construction of the second stove part one: stove base
View the documentSession 22. Alternative cookstoves: presentations
View the documentSession 23. Basic nutrition
View the documentSession 24. Cookstove operation
View the documentSession 25. Cookstove development and innovation
View the documentSession 26. Cookstove information and resources/ evaluation of cookstove training
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 11. Nature of volunteerism: expectations beyond training

Total time:

2 hours


* To discuss and clarify expectations regarding future Peace Corps service
* To plan, carry out and evaluate a training activity using a format for training design


Newsprint and felt-tip pens

Trainer Notes

The basic format for this session is the same as the format for Phase I: Session 5, "Development of Facilitation Skills Criteria." You should review Session 5 before beginning this one.

Step 1. (5 minutes)
Begin by explaining the session objectives and reviewing the procedures. Encourage questions and discussion.

Trainer Notes

Explain that the procedures for this session are essentially the same as the procedures for the session on the development of criteria for facilitation skills. As in the previous session, participants will be involved in two processes simultaneously. That is, they will be planning, carrying out and evaluating a training activity while discussing and clarifying some of their expectations regarding future Peace Corps service.

Step 2. (10 minutes)
Post the training design format and explain how it will be used in this session.

Trainer Notes

Post the following training design format:

1. Identify and agree upon objectives.
2. Identify available resources.
3. Design an activities to meet the objectives.
4. Evaluate the success of meeting the objectives.

Explain that the remaining steps in this session will consist of using this format to enable participants to discuss and clarify some of their expectations regarding future Peace Corps service.

Step 3. (10 minutes)
Assist the group in identifying and agreeing upon some specific objectives which focus on the general goal of discussing expectations regarding future Peace Corps service. List these objectives on newsprint.

Step 4. (10 minutes)
Help participants identify any resources which may be available.

Trainer Notes

Some resources might include: returned Peace Corps Volunteers, current volunteers, written statements by current or ex-volunteers, films or books about Peace Corps service, etc.

Step 5. (15 minutes)
Have participants design an activity/ies which meets their objectives and utilizes the available resources.

Trainer Notes

* Activities which you can suggest include: a panel discussion with current or returned volunteers, a brainstorm and discussion of expectations, small group discussions, etc.

* Suggest that the procedures for the activity be outlined, that time limits be set and that a timekeeper, recorder, observer and facilitator be chosen.

Step 6. (60 minutes)
Have participants carry out the activity according to their design.

Step 7. (10 minutes)
Evaluate the success of meeting the objectives of the activity.

Trainer Notes

Encourage discussion by asking the following questions:

* Was the activity well designed? If so, how? If not, how could it have been improved?
* In carrying out the activity, were the procedures followed?
* What were some things that the facilitator did to help the process? What did he/she do that hindered?

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