Developing Training Field Manual

The world is changing and so is the world of learning and development. This 'wiki' is intended to be a ‘field-book’ or ‘manual’ for trainers who are supporting changing organisations into the future. This document is not a how-to manual although such insights may be in evidence. Rather, it provides the next generation with ideas and approaches to their own practice drawn from the inquiry of others .

It is a participative space where ICTI members can chip in with their own perspective, suggest areas and topics to be added or correct errors and update with more recent ideas and practice.

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localisation of examples

The use of examples and case studies in training can be a very helpful way for course participants to understand the use of new knowledge or skills in their own context. The narrative underlines the application in their own situation.

It goes without saying, then, that the examples offered need to be ones that the individuals can identify with.

By and large, trainers are pretty good at recognising the need to contextualise their courses and anyone who works in a particular region for more than a short period begins to develop a body of experience which can be drawn upon and made accessible to learners.

Where the challenges arise is when the trainer needs to provide an example of some media production in the local language to illustrate a point or demonstrate some improvement. Finding an example which the trainer can be sure illustrates the point or demonstrates the change being suggested can become almost impossible.

To overcome this challenge trainers can work with local professionals that know the local resources as well as understand the change to be achieved.

One of the most consistent complaints received have been on the relevance and understandability of recorded examples of media production from outside the local area where the training is offered.

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