|Creative Training - A User's Guide (IIRR, 1998, 226 pages)|
|How was this user's guide to creative training produced?|
|The workshop process|
|It came one night...|
|Basic facilitation skills|
|10 handy tips|
|Training needs assessment|
|WII-FM (what's in it for me?)|
|Are we on target?|
|Complete the sentence|
|Mood setting exercises|
|My posture, my thinking|
|Put your worries aside|
|Creating a positive state of mind|
|Developing the lecture method further|
|Creative use of overhead projectors|
|Posters as problem-posing materials|
|Drawing and chalk talk|
|Self-expression through pictures|
|Variation 1: Printing from objects|
|Variation 2: Printing from erasers/vegetables|
|Variation 3: Collage|
|Visual gestural communication|
|Basic theater skills|
|Animated comics role play activity|
|Folkstorytelling: Stories come alive!|
|Making and using case studies|
|Making a case study|
|Using a case study|
|Cross tripping/comparing environments|
|Physical activities as educational tools|
|Illustrating facts or theories|
|Promoting attitude change|
|Snakes and ladders|
|Workshop production staff|
· Focus participants' attention to the topic at hand.
1. Ask the participants to write all their worries on a piece of paper, seal with tape or paste and put in a box. Assure the participants that these will be kept confidential.
2. Take the box away and remind the participants that their present task is attention and energy to the training. Remind is a right time for dealing with their problems or worries. Explain the significance of their part in attaining the full objectives of the training.
For 1 & 2 methods
· Participants write their worries but keep the paper in
their own pocket or bag.
3. Display a quotation, saying or poster related to the training course (or topic to be discussed) and ask the participants to reflect on it.
In a campaign to promote learning, quotations were used as openers
in team learning sessions. These became the spring board for
4. Ask volunteers to share their reflections. (The facilitator of the succeeding topic builds on the reflection to start the discussion.)
5. Later, display the quotations, poster on the wall as a source of inspiration, reminder or a thought provoker.
Very positive and flexible. Allows participants to check on themselves and perform better during the training.