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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 18. Presentation of pedal/treadle-power devices

Total time:

4 hours

Objectives:

* To present the pedal/treadle-powered devices using non-formal education techniques
* To discuss and evaluate the devices constructed during the phase
* To evaluate how the training went during the phase

Materials:

Completed pedal/treadle-powered devices; other materials as determined by the participants

Procedures:

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

Step 2. (1 hour, 30 minutes Have the construction groups give their presentations.

Trainer Notes

At the end of each presentation, have the participants discuss what they felt was clear about the presentation, what wasn't clear and give any suggestions they might have for improving the presentation.

Step 3. (1 hour)
Have the participants discuss and evaluate each of the groups.

Trainer Notes

Guide the discussions to cover the following questions:

* What works best about the device?
* What is the weakest part of the device?
* Is it easy to use? Who can use it? Who cannot?
* Is it easy to maintain and repair?
* Did the design change during construction?

Step 4. (30 minutes)
Have the participants discuss and evaluate the pedal/treadle portion of Phase III.

Trainer Notes

Use the following questions as guidelines for the discussion:

* What was learned?
* Were expectations met?
* How could the phase be improved?
* How could the trainer have been more effective?

Step 5. (55 minutes)
Have the participants remove the devices and clean up the work area.

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