Publications & training courses: Writeshops: A tool for packaging and sharing field-based experiences: A guide to organizing writeshops
Title:      Writeshops: A tool for packaging and sharing field-based experiences: A guide to organizing writeshops
Categories:      Communication
BookID:      232
Authors:      Julian Gonsalves and Ric Armonia
ISBN-10(13):      1930261276
Publisher:      International Institute of Rural Reconstruction and International Potato Centre - UPWARD (Users' Perspectives With Agricultural Research and Development)
Publication date:      2010
Number of pages:      64
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
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Volume 3 of a three-volume series on various ways to use writeshops to capture experiences and translate them into a form that others can understand.

  • Volume 1: Workshop proceedings
  • Volume 2: Case studies
  • Volume 3: A guide to organizing writeshops

In recent years, development practitioners and organizations have come to discover and recognize the writeshop as an effective methodology for the documentation and distillation of project learning. A writeshop is a participatory and highly intensive process which involves bringing together authors, editors, artists, and desktop publishing specialists to produce a publication in a relatively short time. Writeshops are characterized by critical reviews and revisions, involving peers and a diverse range of stakeholders and users. Writeshops have been found particularly useful in helping field workers and practitioners document their experiences, making field-based evidence more widely available.


  • A Guide to organizing workshops
  • Purpose of the guide and for whom
  • About writeshops
  • Designing writeshops
  • Organizing writeshops
  • Adaptations to the writeshop process
  • Writeshop guidelines
  • Considerations for using writeshops in the IFAD context
  • Appendices
  • Sample templates and checklist for the management of writeshops
  • Information resources



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Book owner:      paulmundy
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