Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Trained and raring to go
Training has been varied and intense. Organisation, participation methods, facilitation skills are at the core along with evaluation and assessment. Practical role playing seems to be the favoured method here and it takes some getting used to. It's pretty stimulating because the course and teaching are new to me. I was even encouraged enough to try my hand at a theatre approach to participation learning.
People attending number 18 in all and are pretty varied in age, gender , skill and background. Seems like a lot in education and care giving jobs but about one third with IT or professional or business careers. Most from UK but some from Netherlands, Germany and US. It is really great being with interesting people who are doing the same thing as me - everyone is destined to spend mostly 2 years in countries such as Nepal, India, Mozambique, Gambia, Ghana, etc. Nobody thinks this is "nuts" and everyone is actually looking forward to the challenge, stimulated by the new opportunities. The energy is just great.
Back to London on Friday, pack everything up on Saturday and off to Heathrow by 6am Sunday morning.