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close this book Appropriate community technology - A training manual
close this folder Phase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves
View the document Phase II Calendar
View the document Session 1. Environmental health and sanitation
View the document Session 2. Traditional methods of cooking: an introduction to cookstove technologies
View the document Session 3. Fuel-saying cookstoves: gathering information
View the document Session 4. Cookstove design and innovations
View the document Session 5. Thinking in pictures: introduction to design drawing
View the document Session 6. Introduction to independent study
View the document Session 7. Cookstove operation function and design principles
View the document Session 8. Understanding the cookstove design process and soil mixes
View the document Session 9. Insolation meter construction
View the document Session 10. Cookstove construction
View the document Session 11. Nature of volunteerism: expectations beyond training
View the document Session 12. Food issues
View the document Session 13. The role of the volunteer in development: definition of appropriate technology
View the document Session 14. Stove promotion and dissemination
View the document Session 15. Explaining completed cookstoves
View the document Session 16. Evaluating cookstove efficiency
View the document Session 17. Diagnosing and repairing malfunctioning cookstoves
View the document Session 18. Other responses to fuel scarcity
View the document Session 19. Charcoal production and stoves
View the document Session 20. Custom and food
View the document Session 21. Design and construction of the second stove part one: stove base
View the document Session 22. Alternative cookstoves: presentations
View the document Session 23. Basic nutrition
View the document Session 24. Cookstove operation
View the document Session 25. Cookstove development and innovation
View the document Session 26. Cookstove information and resources/ evaluation of cookstove training

Session 15. Explaining completed cookstoves

Total time:

1 hour

Objectives:

* To present and explain completed cookstoves

* To discuss the design and construction process for each stove

* To assess the stove training to date

Materials:

Completed cookstoves, discussion questions

Trainer notes

This session requires some preparation. Clearly print the dis cussion questions on newsprint (see Trainer Notes, Step 2).

Procedures:

Step 1, (5 minutes)

Review the session objectives and outline the activities.

Trainer notes

Explain that in this session, participants will form their original stove construction groups to present and explain the completed stoves to the other groups and discuss the construction and design process.

Step 2. (5 minutes)

Post and explain the discussion questions.

Trainer Notes

Discussion questions include:

* What were the design criteria for the stove?

* What successes and difficulties were encountered during construction?

* Did the work group develop any tools or techniques?

* If so, were they applied successfully?

* What were the dynamics within the work group?

* Was there cooperation and were skills shared?

Explain that each group should respond to the above questions when explaining their stoves.

Step 3. (40 minutes)

Have each group present their stove and discuss how it was designed and constructed.

Trainer Notes

Divide the time allotted for this step evenly among the groups.

Step 4. (10 minutes)

Reconvene the group and have them briefly assess the stove training to date, making suggestions for improvement.

Trainer Notes

Consider the suggestions given by the group in planning and preparing for the remaining sessions, especially before building the second stove.