RRA Notes 19: Training
This special issue of RRA Notes focuses on the need to move towards a new learning paradigm for agriculture and rural development.
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Guest Editor: Jules Pretty
Evidence suggests that in order to develop a new learning paradigm, there are three essential areas to tackle. These are:
- new methodologies for partnerships, dialogue, participatory analysis and sharing;
- new learning environments for professionals and rural people to develop capacities; and
- new institutional environments, including improved linkages within and between institutions.
The most sustainable solutions lie in the overlapping central sector of these three areas. The papers in this issue of RRA Notes are seeking to explore how we can better understand the process of moving towards this central zone. Many issues are identified in the 26 papers that are important for trainers and facilitators of learning.
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Editorial: Training for learning
Section A: Training in universities
PRA training in universities: some thoughts prompted by a recent workshop in Canada
Andy Inglis and Janice Jiggins
Learning by doing to enhance local initiatives
PRA training for health workers
Section B: Reflections of new trainees
Some reflections of a new PRA participant: the action researcher
Section C: Reflective Learning of Trainers
Extracts from a trainer's notebook
Reflections of a trainer
Section D: The Forgotten Issues: Training Areas Commonly Overlooked
Some insights into training for Rapid and Participatory Appraisal in a northern setting
Uwe Kievelitz and Reiner Forster
Applying the methods to a new context
Training of village analysts: from PRA methods to process
Parmesh Shah and Meera Kaul Shah
Section F: Training Tips and Ideas
Juggling game to energise a seminar
Twenty-one ways of forming groups
Twenty-one tips for short PRA workshops with lots of people