ERIC Number: ED307484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Solar and Energy Conserving Food Technologies: A Training Manual. Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-17.
Farallones Inst., Occidental, CA.
Based on experience in the field, this training manual was developed to help Peace Corps trainers plan and implement inservice training programs in solar and other energy conserving food technologies for Peace Corps volunteers and community workers. Using a competency-based format, the manual contains 20 sessions (learning modules) that focus on specific technologies--the design, construction, and use of solar dryers for fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and herbs; and fireless cookers. Each session module contains an overview and goals, objectives, resource list, handouts, materials list, preparation, procedures and activities, summary, and trainer's notes. Materials are illustrated with line drawings. The modules cover the following topics: introduction to training; looking at your community; identifying community needs and resources; nutrition and solar drying; solar food dryers--design, construction; model solar food dryer; health considerations in solar drying; the use of solar food dryers; the economics of solar drying; working with a group; how people learn; storage of dried foods; teaching and communication skills; introducing a new technology; fireless cookers; the use of dried foods; preparing for the training fair; and conclusion to training. Appendixes consist of a calendar, description of training, sample memo to in-country staff, sample letter to participants, annotated bibliography, materials list, and ideas for evaluation. (KC)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Course Organization, Developing Nations, Educational Resources, Energy Conservation, Food, Food Standards, Foods Instruction, Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Nutrition, Postsecondary Education, Solar Energy, Teaching Methods, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
Authoring Institution: Farallones Inst., Occidental, CA.