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View the document Words about transition
View the document Session 1 : Welcome, expectations, and evaluation criteria
View the document Session 2 : Special projects
View the document Session 3 : The forests of the world, peace corps' forestry goals, the individual volunteer's role
View the document Session 4 : Record keeping - group process
View the document Session 5 : Video tapes
View the document Session 6 : Agro-forestry data collection
View the document Session 7 : Feedback
View the document Session 8 : Flowers, seeds, the beginning
View the document Session 9 : Nutrition
View the document Session 10 : Non-verbal communication
View the document Session 11 : Germination
View the document Session 12 : Coping skills
View the document Session 13 : Basic site selection, planning & layout of a nursery
View the document Session 14 : Review of trainees' nursery plan
View the document Session 15 communication through illustration
View the document Session 16 : Soil preparation, seedbed sowing
View the document Session 17 : Individual interviews
View the document Session 18 : Reproduction by clippings and nursery review
View the document Session 19 : Introduction to extension
View the document Session 20 : Protection and record keeping (Insect collection)
View the document Session 20A : Chicken preparation
View the document Session 21 : The volunteers' role as an extensionist
View the document Session 22 : Tropical horticulture: care, tending and disease control
View the document Session 23 : Women in development - part I
View the document Session 24 : Team building
View the document Session 25 : Building and using a rustic transit
View the document Session 26 : Women in development - part II
View the document Session 27 : Working with groups as an extension worker
View the document Session 28 : Trees: identification & planting
View the document Session 29 : Lesson plan and use of visual aids in teaching
View the document Session 30 : The ugly American
View the document Session 31 : Catchments - sowing of seedlings into catchments
View the document Session 32 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 33 : Agro-forestry
View the document Session 34 : Community analysis introduction
View the document Session 35 : Soils
View the document Session 36 : Community analysis
View the document Session 37 : Irrigation
View the document Session 38 : Review of expectations - mid-way
View the document Session 39 : Problem analysis
View the document Session 40 : Soil erosion
View the document Session 41 : Species report - research demonstration
View the document Session 42 : Cultural values
View the document Session 43 : Wellbeing
View the document Session 44 : Field trip overview
View the document Session 45 : Agro-forestry reports
View the document Session 46 : Weekly interview
View the document Session 47 : Leave on week-long field trip
View the document Session 48 : Pesticides
View the document Session 49 : Review of field trips
View the document Session 50 : Resources
View the document Session 51 : Area measurement, pacing, compass use
View the document Session 52 : Compost heap - greenhouse construction - germination percentage
View the document Session 53 : Culture shock
View the document Session 54 : Range management
View the document Session 55 : Grafting and fruit trees
View the document Session 56 : Professional approaches to interaction with host country officials
View the document Session 57 : Project planning: goal setting
View the document Session 58 : Final interviews
View the document Session 59 : Ecology teams presentations
View the document Session 60 : Graduation

Session 49 : Review of field trips

Total time 1 hour 30 minutes

Goals

- For the trainees to examine the objectives of the field trip and determine if they have been met,

- For the trainees to give an overview of their experiences while on the field trip,

- To be given the assignment "The Role of the Forestry Volunteer...A Transition to Peace Corps Service".

Overview

In this session the trainees examine their field trip(s) experience(s) and the objectives of the field trip and post their findings on newsprint. The field trip groups report their findings to the large group. They receive their final assignment to write an essay about the role of the Forestry Volunteer, a Transition to Peace Corps Service.

Exercise

1. Checking Objectives of Field Trip

Materials

Objectives of field trip(s), flip charts, marker pens, tape.

Exercise 1 Checking Objectives of Field Trip

Total time 1 hour 30 minutes

Overview

The trainees have completed one week of field work and observations. They take time to review how well they reached the objectives of the field trip and share the experience with the others who did not accompany them.

Procedures

Activities

1. The trainees review the objectives of the field trip to determine how wolf they were met. Findings are posted on newsprint.

Time

45 minutes

Activities

2. The trainees select members of their group to present their findings. Presentations are made.

Time

30 minutes

Activities

3. The trainer summarizes the findings of all of the groups.

Time

10 minutes

Activities

4. The trainer then gives the assignment "The Role of the Forestry Volunteer - A Transition to Peace Corps Service".

Time

5 minutes

THE ROLE OF THE FORESTRY VOLUNTEER A TRANSITION TO PEACE CORPS SERVICE

Please present a clear, thoughtful, and concise description of your perception of your role as a Peace Corps Volunteer Include the following points for consideration:

- Your definition of forestry service in Peace Corps,

- Your under standing of the job or project to which you have been assigned,

- The manner in which you have been prepared by this training program,

- Your honest appraisals of your skills in physical, cognitive and social areas,

- The limitations you perceive in your abilities and in the potential job situation,

- Methods you will consider to encourage the active participation and inclusion of all community members affected by your project,

- How your job or project may contribute to improving the quality of life of people affected,

- Methods you plan to use for effective community involvement in the application of forestry technologies and extension techniques.

The description should be prepared carefully and should reflect your current philosophical perspective on Peace Corps training and service. A copy of your paper will be returned to you It will be interesting to review and compare it with the realities of your job situation a year from now.