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close this bookAppropriate Community Technology - A Training Manual (Peace Corps, 1982, 685 p.)
close this folderPhase VI: Concluding the program: The energy fair
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View the documentSession 1. Orientation to final assessment and evaluation
View the documentSession 2. Preparation for the energy fair
View the documentSession 3. The energy fair
View the documentSession 4. Final clean-up and project disassembly
View the documentSession 5. Energy fair evaluation
View the documentSession 6. Training program evaluation
View the documentSession 7. Resources

Session 6. Training program evaluation

Total time:

2 hours

Objectives:

* To evaluate, both verbally and in writing, the overall effectiveness of the training program


* To plan, carry out and evaluate a training session

Resources:

Attachment VI-6-A, ''Mid-Cycle and Final Evaluation of Training Goals"

Materials:

Newsprint and felt-tip pens

Trainer Notes

Ask a participant volunteer to facilitate this session. Be certain to brief him/her thoroughly in advance and allow time at the end of the session for feedback on the facilitation skills demonstrated.

Procedures:

Step 1. (5 minutes)
Review the session objectives and explain that the purpose of this evaluation is to provide feedback on the training program which will be used in planning future training programs.

Trainer Notes

This session is designed to carry out two processes at the same time: the participants will be called upon to determine the procedures and will be practicing skills involved in session planning while simultaneously evaluating the training program.

Step 2. (10 minutes)
Distribute and briefly explain Attachment VI-6-A, "Mid-Cycle and Final Evaluation of the Training Goals."

Trainer Notes

Explain that the evaluation form is intended only as a guide in helping participants develop their own plan for evaluating the training program.

Step 3. (15 minutes)
Assist participants in planning a procedure for evaluating both verbally and in writing the overall effectiveness of the program.

Trainer Notes

Mention the importance of outlining the procedure in a stepby-step manner and setting time limits based on the time allotted for Step 4.

Step 4. (80 minutes)
Have the participants carry out the planned procedures.

Step 5. (10 minutes)
Collect the written evaluations and conclude the session, soliciting feedback regarding how well the objectives were met.

Trainer Notes

This feedback should focus on the group's effectiveness at evaluating the program as well as on the group's effectiveness at planning and implementing the session.

MID-CYCLE AND FINAL EVALUATION OF TRAINING GOALS

Rate the effectiveness of the training program in achieving the following goals. Give 2 or 3 specific examples in support of your rating.


Not very Effective

Adequate

Extremely Effective

1. Assess and analyze community felt needs

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2. Assist others in the design, adaptation, construction, utilization and maintenance of simple technologies

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3. Acquire and apply skills and attitudes that promote the improvement of the quality of life through local initiative, community problem solving

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4. Examine and understand the cultural and societal values that accompany all overseas development workers

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5. Develop and practice effective experiential learning and teaching processes

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6. Understand the synergistic relationship between health and technology and the inter related nature of all aspects of culture

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7. Encourage and include the active, full participation of all community members in programs of change

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8. Maintain personal well-being and the attitudes conducive to effective and appropriate overseas service

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