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close this bookIrrigation Training Manual: Planning, Design, Operation and Management of Small-Scale Irrigation Systems (Peace Corps, 1994, 151 p.)
close this folderIntroduction to the irrigation manual
View the documentPurpose of this manual
View the documentThe training sessions
View the documentThe irrigation reference manual
View the documentOverview of the training sessions
View the documentIrrigation principles and practices
View the documentThe experiential learning approach
View the documentThe trainer's role in experiential learning
View the documentTiming, location, and trainee preparedness
View the documentImplementing the irrigation training sessions

The trainer's role in experiential learning

The primary responsibility of the trainer is to provide the Trainees with an effective and appropriate learning environment and to facilitate an active process by which Trainees determine and act on their individual learning needs. This can be best accomplished by trainers who:

- encourage the active involvement of all Trainees,

- promote an atmosphere of cooperation and open dialogue,

- enable Trainees to work at a pace and skill development level most appropriate to their own capabilities and ambitions,

- assist Trainees in identifying the linkages between each training session,

- provide Trainees with opportunities and incentives to constantly relate training experiences to "real life" situations,

- guide Trainees toward materials and people that may expand their learning experiences, and

- make themselves available to serve as resources without establishing themselves as all-knowing experts who merely dispense answers.