Written by Mekong Institute
This module-based learning strategy anchors on the holistic approach and alternative futuristic concept where each module will be carried out as follows:
Learn to do. Each training module will start with the participatory training sessions where concerned trainees are trained on the concepts, techniques and tools to be employed to accomplish the real tasks of planners. At this cognitive stage, Learner-Centered Instruction applied where the trainer is a leader of a community of learners, devising ways to promote inquiry,higher order thinking, problem solving, higher levels of literacy and engagement. This is a conceptualizing stage which requires the trainer to process and draw on a rich knowledge base of content, methods appropriate to the content, and technology appropriate to the contents.
Do to learn. This competency-based module has been classified as a form of work-based learning. Immediately after the new skill/knowledge have been acquired, the trainees will then carry out their corresponding assignments, i.e., consultative meetings, workshops, instructional courses, etc. During this practicum, the group members are encouraged to consult with the assigned trainer/mentor regularly to ensure that the work is carried out as planned with the agreed process and completeness. This application of “doing” (psychomotor) enables the learner to apply the ideas and concepts expressed as cognitive objectives.
Share to Learn. After the assignment is completed, there will be a synthesis and evaluation session where each individual/ group will have a chance to present their outputs and share the learning/working experience with other individuals/ groups. The presentation will be the actual products of the group work. Lessons learned and practical experiences from the actual applications will be shared and innovative knowledge and skill will emerge and be institutionalized. These affective objectives enables the learner to examine his own perceptons, beliefs, and attitudes about issues.
Altogether there are nine modules and they are-
- Setting the Contact and Expectation
- Participatory Approach Service Delivery and Principle of Adult Education
- Required Core Facilitation Competencies of a Professional Services Organization
- Effective Facilitation Skills and Tools
- MI Standards Training Program Cycle, Checklist and Communicaton Procedure
- Monitoring, Documenting and Reporting Capacity Building Program
- Designing and Facilitating SLV, Field trip and Excursion
- Finance and Adminstrative Support, and
- Integrating Skills and Way Forward