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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 15. Explaining completed cookstoves

Total time:

1 hour


* To present and explain completed cookstoves
* To discuss the design and construction process for each stove
* To assess the stove training to date


Completed cookstoves, discussion questions

Trainer notes

This session requires some preparation. Clearly print the discussion questions on newsprint (see Trainer Notes, Step 2).


Step 1, (5 minutes)
Review the session objectives and outline the activities.

Trainer notes

Explain that in this session, participants will form their original stove construction groups to present and explain the completed stoves to the other groups and discuss the construction and design process.

Step 2. (5 minutes)
Post and explain the discussion questions.

Trainer Notes

Discussion questions include:

* What were the design criteria for the stove?
* What successes and difficulties were encountered during construction?
* Did the work group develop any tools or techniques?
* If so, were they applied successfully?
* What were the dynamics within the work group?
* Was there cooperation and were skills shared?

Explain that each group should respond to the above questions when explaining their stoves.

Step 3. (40 minutes)
Have each group present their stove and discuss how it was designed and constructed.

Trainer Notes

Divide the time allotted for this step evenly among the groups.

Step 4. (10 minutes)
Reconvene the group and have them briefly assess the stove training to date, making suggestions for improvement.

Trainer Notes

Consider the suggestions given by the group in planning and preparing for the remaining sessions, especially before building the second stove.

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