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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
close this folderPhase III: Pedal/treadle power
View the documentPhase III Calendar
View the documentSession 1. Maternal and child health: part 1
View the documentSession 2. The path of the sun
View the documentSession 3. Introduction to pedal/treadle power
View the documentSession 4. Design considerations for pedal/treadle power
View the documentSession 5. Classical mechanics: principles of pedal/treadle power
View the documentSession 6. Use of appropriate aids to communication
View the documentSession 7. Maternal and child health: part 2
View the documentSession 8. Part one: familiarization with materials and tools
View the documentSession 8. Part two: familiarization with the bicycle
View the documentSession 9. Introduction to design considerations
View the documentSession 10. Presentation of designs
View the documentSession 11. Construction of pedal/treadle-powered devices
View the documentSession 12. Blacksmithing and metalwork
View the documentSession 13. Appropriate technologies for health
View the documentSession 14. Case studies in community health
View the documentSession 15. Preparation for pedal/treadle presentations* *
View the documentSession 16. Heat transfer
View the documentSession 17. The role of the volunteer in development: international development part 1: the green revolution: successes and failures
View the documentSession 18. Presentation of pedal/treadle-power devices
View the documentSession 19. Volunteers in development part one. women in development
View the documentSession 20. Mid-program evaluation part one : program evaluation
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
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Session 10. Presentation of designs

Total time:

1 hour


To present and discuss the designs of pedal/ treadle devices

Trainer Notes

Guidelines and preparations for the presentations to be done during this session are explained in Phase III: Session 9.


Phase Schedule written on newsprint

Trainer Notes

Before proceeding with this session, the Phase Schedule should be written on newsprint for use in Step 3.


Newsprint and felt-tip pens


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

Step 2. (40 minutes)
Have each group present their designs.

Trainer Notes

Allow time after each presentation to give each group feedback on the presentation and design. Ask people what they liked best about the presentation and the design and what suggestions they might have for improvement.

Step 3. (15 minutes)
Post the Phase Schedule and discuss

Trainer Notes

Point out the remaining pedal/treadle sessions in the phase. Explain that in the next session, they will begin the construction of their devices. Emphasize the importance of careful planning to ensure sufficient time to complete the devices.

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