|Teacher Training: a Training Guide (Peace Corps, 1986, 249 p.)|
SESSION 1 - The Peace Corps Volunteer as a Teacher Trainer
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
Objectives: By the end of the session, the participants will be able to:
- identify each other by name.
- list their expectations for the training program.
- compare and contrast the American educational system with that of the host country.
- identify the role of a Peace Corps teacher trainer.
Materials: newsprint chart of comparative educational systems, training design and objectives handouts, newsprint, markers, tape
20 min Small group introductions In small groups, the participants meet each other and identify their expectations for the training program.
25 min Large group discussion By going around the room, each participant shares some personal data. Then the small groups share their expectation lists and these are discussed with reference to the training schedule.
20 min Brainstorm/Chart completion The group completes a chart that compares and contrasts the American educational system to that of the host country.
25 min Small group discussions The participants divide into two groups, each with a trainer, to discuss the charts and their implications for the PCV teacher trainer.