Publications & training courses: Writeshops: A tool for packaging and sharing field-based experiences: Workshop proceedings
Title:      Writeshops: A tool for packaging and sharing field-based experiences: Workshop proceedings
Categories:      Communication
BookID:      65
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:      46
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
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Volume 1 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.


  • Introduction
  • The writeshop review workshop
  • Writeshop then and now: 23 years and still counting
  • What are writeshops?
  • Writeshop adaptations for selected outputs
  • Problems in documenting field experiences
  • Elements, principles and key issues
  • Key considerations in the formulation of writeshop guidelines
  • Conclusion


Role of Paul Mundy

Steering committee member, facilitator, contributor

Book owner:      paulmundy
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