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close this bookTeacher Training: a Reference Manual (Peace Corps, 1986, 176 p.)
close this folderChapter 1 what a teacher trainer needs to know
close this folderTraining techniques
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1. Ice Breaker:
View the document2. Brainstorming:
View the document4. Demonstrations:
View the document5. Games/Simulations/Structured Experiences:
View the document6. Small Groups (Diads, Triads, and More):
View the document7. Role Play:
View the document8. Fishbowl:
View the document9. Field Trips:
View the document10. Interviews:
View the document11. Panels:
View the document12. Case Studies:
View the document13. Critical Incidents:
View the document14. Micro-teaching:
View the document15. Peer Training:

10. Interviews:

Purpose: To actively involve participants in soliciting information about a particular topic and/or from a particular source.

Description: Interviewing can be done within the training group or used as a method to involve the group in the community where training is taking place, their own school system, or the Ministry of Education. Questions can be designed by the participants to address issues and concerns they may have and would be valuable to the entire group. Participants are able to witness a variety of strategies used by their colleagues to gather and analyze information.


a. Participants divide into groups.

b. The time period for the exercise is established - either during training time or during an established time outside of training.

c. Participants design their own strategies for asking questions and gathering information.

d. A presentation strategy is discussed and decided upon for presentation of information to the entire group.

e. Information is collected.

f. The information is analyzed and organized and presentations are given.