A training event should be based on a training needs assessment (TNA) and should specify the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) to be addressed. The curriculum gives an overview of the training programme and helps in planning the training activities. This Unit helps adjust the Training Kit to the curriculum requirements and the goal and objectives. The Unit describes training methods, materials and course organisation.
Unit objectives / expected outcomes
After the completion of the Unit the trainee will be able to:
- adjust the PGIS Training Kit to the curriculum requirements according to goals and objectives and local circumstances;
- choose and apply training methods;
- produce written and visual training materials to accomplish the training objectives;
- organise course content and logistics.
Content outline, main topics covered and suggested sequencing
This Unit focuses on the topics listed below:
- Introduction (PPT No. 1, Slides 1 – 3) (10 min)
- From goal to curriculum: brainstorming with flipcharts on: "What are the components and characteristics for curriculum design?" (Exercise No.1 in M03U01) (20 min), followed by (PPT No. 1, Slides 3 – 9) (10 min)
- Training methods: brainstorming with flipcharts on: "What are major training methods, applications and conditions?" (Exercise No.1 in M03U01; This is the same exercise as before, using a different question) (20 min) followed by (PPT No. 1, Slides 10 – 21) (10 min)
- Training materials: brainstorming with flipcharts on: "What are principal rules for written training materials and visual aids?" (Exercise No.1 in M03U01; This is the same exercise as before, using a different question) (20 min) followed by (PPT No. 1, Slides 22 – 30) (15 min)
- Simple writing and editing (Exercise No. 2) (90 min)
- Course organisation: brainstorming with flipchart on: "What are considerations for organising course content and logistics?" (Exercise No.1 in M03U01; This is the same exercise as before, using a different question) (20 min) followed by (PPT No. 1, Slides 31 – 40) (10 min)
(Alternatively, exchange the sequence of No. 5 and 6 or arrange an optional evening session for No. 5)
Keywords / key concepts
Curriculum, goals, objectives, training methods, lectures,
presentations, group work, brainstorming, case studies, demonstrations,
practical exercises, field visits, written training materials, visual
aids, course organisation, content, logistics
Components of the Unit
Handouts for Trainee (to be distributed in printed format):
2 ¼ or 3 ¼ hours, depending on whether or not Exercise No. 2 is included
Additional trainer resources
- Biech, E. 2005. Training for dummies. Wiley Publishing, Inc., Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774, USA. ISBN: 978-0-7645-5985-3. 408 pages.
- Mayo, G.D. and DuBois, P.H. 1987. The complete book of training: theory, principles, and techniques. University Associates, San Diego, California, USA. ISBN: 0-88390-208-7. 217+ pages.
- Pretty, J.N., Guijt, I., Scoones, I. and Thompson, J. 1995. A trainer's guide for participatory learning and action. International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK. 267+ pages.
- Taylor, P. and Beniest, J. 2003. Training in agroforestry; a toolkit for trainers. World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya;
About 300 pages + CD-ROM.
- Zachmann, R. and Siri, C. 1959. Visual presentation of research results. IITA Research Guide 45. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Computers (for groups of every 3–4 people), digital projetor, flipcharts, marker pens