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Session XVIII Forestry extension

Total Time:

Goals:

1. To identify and discuss what participants have learned about extension work up to this point.

2. To explore and apply these conclusions at the mid-point in training.

3. To assess and develop strategies which will enhance the consideration and improve acceptance of extension as part of forestry .

Overview

This session will provide an opportunity for participants to consolidate their learnings and discuss and clarify their ideas regarding extension work. It will also provide an opportunity to apply some of these [earnings to activities PCVs can implement in their communities and provide an overview of different ways in which extension work can be integrated in the PCVs work.

Materials: Flip chart, marker pens, tape.

Forestry Extension Procedures

Time

Activities

5 minutes

1. Introduce session by briefly stating its goals and presenting an overview of the session.

Individual discussion

20 minutes

2, Ask participants to individually identify the major things they have learned regarding extension by writing down on a piece of paper the four or five thoughts or ideas which stand out in their minds as being most important about extension. Trainer can briefly summarize each extension session before participants start in order to help them remember and identify their learnings.

Sub-group work

15 minutes

3. Ask participants to form groups of five or six and share their most important conclusions of extension work. Ask them to look for similarities and differences and select any ideas, questions, concerns, they want to present to the total group.

Group discussion

20 minutes

4. Reconvene and ask participants for important ideas, questions or concerns which they discussed in their small groups. Example: You have identified ideas, questions, concerns, and now have some conclusions regarding extension. Are there any important thoughts you want to share with the group? Any similarities or differences which surprised you? Were there any concerns raised in your small group discussion you want to bring to the group? Trainer jots down on newsprint, remarks for each group. A discussion ensues based on statements and questions made by participants.

Individual work

15 minutes

5. Ask participants to do individually the following task:

Task: Based on what you have learned about extension, what could you do differently (strategies, actions, activities) as a PCV starting extension work. Think of the following aspects of your future work:

a) entering the community,

b) getting to know the community,

c) meeting community people and making friends,

d) identifying community needs,

f) entering the job,

g) establishing secondary projects,

h) evaluating "how are you aging.' as a PCV.

This is not an exhaustive list and participants do not need to address each of these areas. It is a guideline to help them think about the different aspects of their work and different actions they might take to consider extension projects and communities.

20 minutes

6. Ask participants to form groups of two or three and discuss their individual analysis. As they discuss, they should pay sub group analysis attention to which actions or strategies seem to address extension work more effectively; which seem more feasible given the culture, history and considerations in the host country; which are more practical and easy to implement. They should select the best strategies or activities to present to total group and receive feedback from other participants and trainer. The subgroups task can be presented on a flip chart as follows:

Task: Discuss your strategies or actions taking into consideration their effectiveness, cultural appropriateness and feasibility. If necessary, develop new strategies out of your discussion. Select the best strategies to present for analysis and feedback.

30 minutes

7. In general session, trainer asks for group discussion examples of participants strategies. Trainers react to proposed strategies using the following guidelines:

   

- most likely to succeed strategies and why,

   

- most likely to fail strategies and why,

   

- suggestions and new ideas about strategies and activities which work and do not work based on their own experience.

Closure

10 minutes

8. Trainer summarizes session by presenting or Developing with the participants a list of different ways in which extension can take place in Peace Corps activities.

Materials:Newsprint for activities #5 and 6.