Guidelines for Training Traditional Health Practitioners in Primary Health Care
(1995; 86 pages) View the PDF document
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View the documentINTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP I: PLANNING FOR THE TRAINING
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP II: DETERMINING THE CONTENT FOR TRAINING
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP III: DETERMINING THE TRAINING METHODS
Close this folderSTEP IV: SELECTING TRAINING MATERIALS
View the documentA. REVIEW THE NEEDS FOR AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS
View the documentB. SELECT AV MATERIALS THAT ALREADY EXIST
View the documentC. ADAPT EXISTING MATERIALS
View the documentD. PREPARE YOUR OWN MATERIALS
View the documentE. PRE-TEST MATERIALS BEFORE USING
View the documentF. USE AV MATERIALS EFFECTIVELY
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP V: TRAINING THE TRAINERS
Open this folder and view contentsSTEP VI: EVALUATING THE TRAINING
View the documentCONCLUSION
View the documentAPPENDICES
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E. PRE-TEST MATERIALS BEFORE USING

It is very important to pre-test audio-visual materials before using them. This is particularly true for materials that have not been carefully prepared locally. Visuals that have not been pre-tested may not be understood by the intended audience or may be interpreted wrongly.

When you pre-test materials and messages, they can be modified to be more useful and effective for the trainees or the community for which they are made. A simple way to pre-test a visual aid is to show it to a small group of the THPs or community members for which it is designed and ask them if they understand it clearly.

You can ask some of the following questions during the pre-testing:

• Do the people understand the words? If not, which ones don't they understand?

• Is the material interesting? If not, why not?

• Do the people understand the message in the story?

• Are the drawings understood?

• Do the pictures represent their situation? If not, what changes need to be made?

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