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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
Open this folder and view contentsPhase III: Pedal/treadle power
close this folderPhase IV: Solar water heaters
View the documentPhase IV Calendar
View the documentSession 1. The role of the volunteer in development: international development part 2: the green revolution: successes and failures
View the documentSession 2. Introduction to solar water heaters
View the documentSession 3. Assessing community water needs and uses
View the documentSession 4. Introduction to solar water heating: determining hot water demand
View the documentSession 5. Plumbing a solar water heater
View the documentSession 6. Sizing a solar water heater
View the documentSession 7. Demonstrating a technical concept
View the documentSession 8. Shade mapping and solar siting
View the documentSession 9. Design of solar water heaters.
View the documentSession 10. Construction of solar water heaters
View the documentSession 11. Multi-media standard first aid
View the documentSession 12. Wind technology
View the documentSession 13. Volunteer in development part 2: women in development
View the documentSession 14. House design in four climates
View the documentSession 15. Presentation of 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. Presentation of solar water heaters

Total time:

4 hours


* To give a presentation explaining the design, construction and applicability of a solar water heater


* To demonstrate effective facilitation skills and non-formal education techniques


* To evaluate the solar water heater phase


Pett, Audiovisual Communication Handbook


As needed by each presentation group

Trainer Notes

Four hours of preparation time was allotted for these presentations in Phase IV: Session 10.


Step 1. (5 minutes)
Review the session objectives and procedures.

Step 2. (20 minutes)
Explain the basic format for each presentation and give participants a few minutes to decide among themselves how they will give the presentations.

Trainer Notes

You should point out that prior to beginning the presentations, it will be necessary to establish an order in which the presentations will occur, set time limits, allot time at the end of each presentation for questions and feedback and name a timekeeper.

Explain that the basic format for each presentation should be:

* To set up any necessary materials, devices, visual aids, etc.

* To explain to the audience the role that they should be assuming, e.g., villagers, university professors, host country agency representatives, Peace Corps trainees, etc.

* To give the presentation

* To ask for questions or further clarification

* To ask for feedback regarding NFE techniques and facilitation skills.

Step 3. (3 hours, 10 minutes)
Have each group give their presentation.

Trainer Notes

The feedback activity at the end of each presentation is important because it will help participants improve their skills at facilitating presentations. You should provide some focus for this portion of each presentation by asking the following questions:

* What did you think was the most effective part of the presentation? The least?

* What NFE techniques were used?

* Was the audience invited to participate?

* Do you think the presentation was clear?

* Could it be used in a village setting in the Third World?

* What are some examples of effective facilitation skills that were demonstrated?

* What could have been done to make the presentation better?

Step 4. (25 minutes)
Have the participants regroup and give feedback regarding the overall solar water heater phase.

Trainer Notes

You should center this discussion around some of the following questions:

* Were all or most of the phase's objectives met?
* What was the most important thing each participant learned during the phase?
* What did you like the least about the phase?
* How did the group dynamics work during the phase?
* How were problems solved during the design and construction sessions?
* Did the problem-solving change during the phase?
* What do people think of solar water heating as an appropriate technology?

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