Capacity building links knowledge and skills to action by building capabilities [knowing that and knowing how] and capacities [praxis].
Planning for Learning Tasks B 8 Questions
1. WHO? invites a profile of the participants and number expected. A profile implies that the facilitator needs to find out as much as possible about the participants, prior to the learning task, including the type and level of prior knowledge they may bring to the task.
2. WHY? tells one about the situation that calls for or has produced the need for the learning task. AThe participants need Y.@
3. WHAT? determines the content of the learning task: the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be developed or facilitated.
4. HOW? produces the structure for the learning task or program and the materials to be used.
5. WHEN? established the time frame for the task.
6. WHERE? determines the site for the learning task and the opportunities it affords for various types of learning.
7. WHAT FOR? determines what will be the achievement-oriented outcomes for the learning task. Achievement outcomes are stated in the form: ABy the end of the learning tasks, learners will have to Y.@ Verbs are used that can be quantified, verified, and completed B and tell what learners will be able to do by the end of the session.
8. WHAT EFFECTS? determines what effects you expect the learning task to generate: learning B knowledge & skills acquired; transfer B capacity to use this learning in new situations beyond the task; impact B measurable changes in the organization as a result of new learning; transformation B birth of a new conceptual framework and orientation to the world.