Training Kit on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication. CTA/IFAD

Module M01 - Introduction to the Training Kit

Unit M01U02 - Introduction to the Training Kit on “Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication”

Introduction

This Unit introduces the trainers (first) and the trainees (during training workshops) to the rationale upon which this multimedia Training Kit was conceptualised and developed. The Unit explains that the materials are intended for mediated use by trainers in face-to-face workshops, rather than for self-instruction by learners. This means that while some Components may serve as stand-alone information for end-users, they are not intended to be fully elaborated self-instructional resources.

The Unit introduces the Training Kit and best practices on how to use the Components to assemble ("mix and match") training curricula tailored to specific contexts and target audiences. It also explains the flexibility of the Training Kit: its Components can be modified and updated in the framework of Creative Commons License by-nc-sa.

Unit objectives / expected outcomes

After the completion of the Unit the trainee will be able to:

  • explain briefly the background of the Training Kit;
  • state concisely the rationale underpinning the production of the Training Kit, including its objectives, purpose and ultimate beneficiaries;
  • characterise the target audience of the Training Kit;
  • describe the constituents of the Training Kit;
  • illustrate the modular structure of the Training Kit;
  • discuss principles and conditions for use and delivery of the Training Kit;
  • describe available file formats and hardware and software requirements;
  • explain how to deal with copyright issues related to the content of the Training Kit and derivative works according to Creative Commons Licenses.

Content outline, main topics covered and suggested sequencing

This Unit focuses on the topics listed below:

  1. Background and rationale of the Training Kit (problem statement, purpose, results and targets)
  2. Target audience
  3. The constituents of the Training Kit and its building blocks
  4. Curriculum structure and outline
  5. Use and delivery of the Training Kit
  6. Available file formats and hardware and software requirements
  7. Licensing of the content and derivative work

Topics 1-7 (PPT No. 1) (25 min) followed by a Q&A session (35 min) or as an alternative (PPT No. 1 including Q&A breaks) (1 hour)

Keywords / key concepts

PGIS, training, curriculum, Training Kit, modular structure, Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) approach, evaluation, Creative Commons Licenses

Components of the Unit

Handouts for Trainee (to be distributed in printed format):

Presentations

Duration

1 hr

Additional trainer resources

Equipment needed

Beamer, computer with connected speakers / sound system

Additional downloads


Source: CTA. 2010. Training Kit on Participatory Spatial Information Management and Communication. CTA, The Netherlands and IFAD, Italy (ISBN: 978-92-9081-446-7)