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Total time: 1/2 hour

Overview: At the end of each day, there will be a 30 minute evaluation of and reflection upon the day. It will be done in the form of a structured conversation or discussion. The process used will be the same each day, though the focus will differ. The first five questions ask the participants to evaluate the training techniques used during the day. The next several questions refer to the content of the sessions. The last question is intended as an individual reflection on how the participant will implement what he/she has learned.

Objectives: By the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

- describe the daily evaluation process.
- discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the day’s training.
- review and evaluate the training methods used during the day.
- compare and contrast teaching children and training adults.

Session materials: training outline, participants’ notes, discussion wall chart


a. Introduction 5 minutes

Since this is the first evaluation session, it is important that the trainer explain the process to the participants so that they will be able to fully participate. Now we will look back at the day and evaluate it. He will do this for half an hour at the end of each day of the training. Every day, the process we will follow will be similar. The evaluation will take the fore of a discussion, and the first several questions will be the same each time. The last questions will relate directly to the content and/or training techniques used during the different sessions Because this training program is a training of trainers, this will be the time when we look beyond the content to the process used in the training sessions.

The questions are intentionally structured to lead people through the following stages:

- the objective level- a review of the data or the events of the day
- the reflective level- the reactions to those events
- the interpretive level- the meaning of those events
- decisional level- the impact of the events upon one’s life

It is very important for us, as trainers, to know what you think and feel about the training, so that we can adapt it to better meet your needs. Therefore, it is important that everyone participate, and that you try to answer only what the question is asking. He hope that the process will be both enjoyable and insightful. Let’s begin. The trainer then asks the following questions, taking many responses for the first three questions, fewer responses for the others.

b. Discussion 25 minutes

1. Look through the training design and your notes, what activities do you remember us doing today? At this point the participants are just naming events. If they don’t understand what you mean, remind them of things like the Speaker’s Corner role play, or the learning styles inventory exercise. The more activities they can remember, the more complete the rest of the evaluation will be.

2. Which of these activities did you like? Find interesting? Fun?

3. Which ones didn’t you like? Find difficult? Boring?

4. Which training techniques did you find effective? Why?

5. Which techniques did you not find effective? Why?

6. Think teach on both your experiences and the content covered today in the sessions.

- What are key things to remember when teaching children?
- What are key things to remember when training adults?
- How is training adults different from teaching children?

7. Now I’d like you to write down in your notebooks or on a piece of paper, two things you learned today that will make you a more effective teacher trainer. If there is time remaining, several of these points can be shared out loud.

Trainer’s notes: Though questions 2 and 3 appear the same as 4 and 5, they are not. The first two questions focus on personal reactions, the latter two questions elicit analysis. All the trainers should be present at this session, and one should be taking detailed notes of all the responses.