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close this bookForestry Training Manual: Inter-America Region (Peace Corps, 1986)
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View the documentSession I - Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
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Session XV - Communication through illustration

Total Time:

Two hours

Goals:

- To show trainees simple drawing techniques.
- To have trainees understand the importance of being able to illustrate what they are saying verbally.
- To have trainees practice drawing.
- Simple poster drawing techniques and use of other materials for making posters illustrated by trainer, then posters are made by trainees.

Overview

This session introduces the importance of illustration as a communication technique. In future sessions trainees will be expected to use illustrations as part of the presentations. The importance of using visual aids while talking to a group is also emphasized.

Exercises:

1. Communication through illustration.

Materials:

Flip charts, marker pens, tape, crayons, glue, old magazines, scraps of material, felt pieces, candy bars for prizes.

Exercise I - Communication through Illustration

Total Time:

2 hours

Overview

This exercise tends to be a lot of fun and the trainers have to keep a focus on communication aspects of the exercise. Volunteers frequently have to give charlas to school children, groups, and on formal field days. It is important that participants see the value of holding a group's attention through the use of illustrations.

Procedures

Time

Activities

5 minutes

1. Trainer introduces session with short lecture about using visual aids. Explains that in the campo, the more sophisticated forms of visual aids are not available and trainees must rely on their own ability to make these aids. Trainer should point out that the use of newsprint during the program is employing a visual aid (implicit group memory).

15 minutes

2. Trainer now draws a series of stick figures on newsprint (may want to have light pencil outlines to go over). Trainer now asks trainees to draw a set of stick figures of their own for practice.

1 hour

3. SAMPLE ILLUSTRATION - for keeping cows out of field by fencing


Trainer explains that it is O.K. to make people laugh by your drawings; as long as you yet your message across. Getting people to laugh helps them remember. Trainer explains that we are now going to draw a poster with a message about planting trees. Trainees are instructed to put time and thought into this project as they will have to do this many times during their volunteer service. Trainer tells trainees that there is a table of different materials that may be used for this project. Each trainee makes a poster. When they are done posters are to be hung on the walls. This is a contest and there will be prizes awarded. Awards will he given on:



- Best presentation of message,



- Most creative use of materials,



- Best effort by non-artistic person,



- Honorable mention in the above categories.

30 minutes

4. Participants are asked to describe their posters if the message is not clear. Suggestions are given by both trainers and trainees. Trainer discusses the various design possibilities exhibited. Trainer states that all presentations during the remainder of the training program are expected to be accompanied by visual presentations. Therefore' materials will remain where trainees can have access to them.

5 minutes

5. Trainers and any guests you invite meet and decide on awards. Candy bars are given out.


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