Gender and Technology Training Guidelines
IDENTIFYING TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
To help participants identify their own technical skills and knowledge.
1 hour or 1 hour 30 minutes
2 large sheets of paper to be cut into puzzle pieces. Two large
pieces of paper to use as a base for the puzzle. Felt pens or Crayons,
The idea is to cut the each paper into pieces that will fit together like a
jigsaw. There must be a piece for each participant. To make it easier
to fit the puzzle together, trace the outline of the shapes on to the
large sheet of paper which will be the base. Mark the wrong side of the
puzzle pieces so that participants will write on the blank side.. Make
the other similarly. Once you have prepared the pieces, mix each
Distribute the puzzle pieces. Ask each participant to write one technical
skill they possess on the blank side of their puzzle piece. Remind the
participants about the statements they discussed in the previous
session, the definition of technology that the group came up with, and
salient points in the discussion.
Explain that these are pieces of two puzzles. Ask the participants to put
the puzzles together. Then tape them onto the blank paper and display.
Summarise by identifying the skills and knowledge available in the
group. Discuss. What did the participants feel about identifying their
skills? What do they think of the technological knowledge available in
the group? How could they use these skills and knowledge in their