The Special Course uses a competencies-based curriculum with a strong emphasis on fieldbased exercises using participatory methods of training and learning. The training material is developed by a competent team of experts drawn from forest, fisheries and media sectors, bringing in a truly cross-sector perspective to the whole process of capacity development.
Competence-based curriculum for the senior MPA managers Competencies-based curriculum is a way of approaching professional training that places primary emphasis on facilitating the participants in further developing their competencies, which are required to enable them in performing their jobs more efficiently and effectively. It aims at preparing people more effectively for real workplaces.
The training courses based on this curriculum intend to enable participants with sound understanding of the concepts and issues related to managing coastal and marine biodiversity and protected areas, mainstreaming approaches and legal-policy framework between terrestrial and coastal-marine PAs, as well as necessary skills to evaluate management effectiveness of coastal and marine protected areas and manage change in the policy development on coastal and marine protected areas.
The curriculum suggests use of a mix of field-based and classroom sessions, in almost equal proportions, to facilitate the participants in applying the information from classroom sessions into the field conditions, and to understand the field-level phenomena and actions in a broader development context.
A unique feature of the curriculum is to focus on the aspects of appreciation and contemplation of nature and ecological consciousness, for which special sessions are recommended during the trainings.
The trainings based on this curriculum must be facilitated primarily through participatory training methods, where learning occurs through active involvement of the participants and it is they who develop the answers.
Following are some examples of such participatory training methods:
This "Trainer's Kit" is useful for the faculty members, trainers and other experts delivering courses/ expeditions on "Coastal and marine biodiversity and protected area management" for the senior Marine Protected Area managers.
The Trainer's Kit contains the following:
Below you can have an overview and PDF on the trainer’s guide
The guide consists of four sections:
To access the PDF of the above Trainer’s Guide, click here
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