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PLA Notes 37 February 2000 12 Participatory learning and action requires good facilitators - who aren't always around

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Document begins: PLA Notes 37 February 2000 12 Participatory learning and action requires good facilitators - who aren't always around Andrew Hobbs and Mary Simasiku `Good enough' participatory Safe', was targeted at school-going children learning and youth from ten years upwards. What made it unique was that it was designed to be used by young facilitators rather than adults, with We believe strongly in the value of new easy-to-follow instructions (scripts, almost) participatory research methods as a way of requiring minimal training or facilitation stimulating high-quality learning of facts and skills. This approach allowed facilitators as skills, and awareness of new attitudes to young as 12 to lead groups of their peers in improve people's sexual health. Such methods activities such as role -play, games and would include mapping, ranking and scoring, discussions, after an hour's preparation with `problem trees', transect walks, time-lines, an adult (older teenagers and trained peer daily and seasonal schedules, pie -charts, flow educators needed no coaching at all). charts and Venn diagrams. However, many of these methods require good facilitation, which Project Concern saw the need for a similar is not always available. peer trainer's book that could be used with out-of-school youth possessing little ...

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