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Session outline

Total Time: 3 hours

Objectives: By the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

- identify and define 15 different training techniques.

- discuss and design three categories or types of training techniques in detail.

- write up a proper training session plan.

Materials: wall chart of techniques, blank session plan forms, newsprint, markers, tape

Activities:

20 min Introduction/Lecturette A review of the different training techniques used during the training to date and described in the Reference Manual.

45 min Small group work #1 - critical incidents and case studies The trainer reviews the given techniques. Then the participants design learning activities using one of the training techniques.

Break - Switch groups

40 min Small group work #2 - role play and fish bowl Same procedures as #1 but different training techniques

5 min Switch groups

40 min Small group work #3 - icebreakers and closings Same procedures as #1 but different training techniques.

10 min Walk around and look at plane

20 min Final reflection The participants discuss the techniques presented and their cultural appropriateness.

Total Time: 3 hours

Overview: In many instances, a person goes directly from classroom teaching to teacher training. While it is obviously important that the teacher trainer have teaching experience, certain issues arise from this situation. The main one is that too often the trainer continues using the same methods to train although he/she is now working in a completely different context. Earlier sessions looked at the theory of teaching adults. This session looks at some of the main methods and techniques used in training.

The session opens with a review of the 13 different training techniques outlined in the Reference Manual. Then, working in small groups, the participants have the opportunity to look in detail at six of these techniques, and to design sample training session plans which use them. In the final discussion, the proper use and cultural appropriateness of the different techniques are explored.

Objectives: By the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

- identify and define 15 different training techniques.

- describe and design three categories or types of training techniques in detail.

- write up a proper training session plan.

Session materials: wall chart of techniques, blank session plan forms, newsprint, markers, tape