An introduction to participatory learning and communication is
provided through an in-depth look at a participatory mindset,
participatory techniques, and participatory tools, as well as a
consideration of how such an approach fits with oral-preference
Helpful observations from the field
Two seasoned practitioners document a participatory method used
by an indigenous NGO to engage communities in addressing the
problem of alcoholism.
Leadership Lab provides another reminder of how valuable a
multifaceted learning experience can be to facilitate participant
A reflection on the value of participatory communication as a
church community considers the hindrances to training up the
next generation of Christian children.
A participatory discussion transformed an outreach among Native
Americans, resulting in more fruitful ministry, effective communication,
leadership engagement, and even healthy delegation.
An account of one literate preference worker’s experience in trying
to facilitate oral-preference communicators and lessons she
learned on the way.
In this case study from South Asia, the author emphasizes the
strengths of a participatory training approach as it relates to a
workshop which sought to teach women how to craft songs and
appreciate the cultural music expertise they already possessed.