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Participatory WORKSHOPS: A Sourcebook of 21 Sets of Ideas and Activities


Robert Chambers


Earthscan Publications Ltd







www.earthscan.co.uk Found on www.abebooks.com




Participatory Workshops is a sourcebook for all who work with others on participatory learning and change. It provides ideas and options for facilitators, trainers, teachers and presenters, and anyone who organizes and' manages workshops, courses, classes and other events for sharing and learning. Drawing on a rich variety of experiences and ideas from innovators in many countries and on the author's own efforts and errors, it is written in a spirit of critical reflection and serious fun. Presenting 21 sets of ideas, activities and tips, this sourcebook covers topics such as getting started, seating arrangements, forming groups, managing large numbers, helping each other learn, analysis and feedback, dealing with dominators, evaluation and ending, coping with horrors, and common mistakes. T'he '21s' are designed to make sharing, learning, and teaching, more participatory, enjoyable and effective: in voluntary, government and private sector organizations; in schools, universities and training institutes; in management training; in community development; in preparing and managing workshops and conferences; and in presentations, seminars and even lectures. Table of Contents PART 1 BRIEF BASICS 1 21 Dos 2 21 Questions when Preparing for Participatory Workshops and Learning 3 21 PRA/PLA Behaviours 4 21 PRA/PLA Questions to Ask Oneself PART 2 BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END 5 21 Ideas for Getting Started 6 21 Energizers 7 21 Ideas for Evaluation and Ending PART 3 MESSING UP 8 21 Mistakes I Make in Workshops 9 21 Horrors in Participatory Workshops 10 21 Ways to Not Answer a Question PART 4 GROUPS, SEATING AND SIZE 11 21 Ways of Forming Groups 12 21 Arrangements for Seating 13 21 Ideas for Participatory Workshops with Large Numbers PART 5 ANALYSIS AND LEARNING Ackn 14 21 of the Best 15 21 Ideas and options for Analysis and Feedback 16 21 Ways to Help Each Other Learn 17 21 Tips on How to Avoid Lecturing PART 6 BEHAVIOUR AND AWARENESS 18 21 Activities for Attitude and Behaviour Awareness and Change 19 21 Tips for Dealing with Dominators and Helping the Silent Speak 20 21 Tips for Surviving Participatory Workshops 21 21 Sources of ideas for Trainers and Facilitators REFERENCES A Note on Equipment, Materials and Furniture Subject index Index of activities and exercises




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