Was The Teaching Style Suited To The Learning Style And Current Ability
The first competence under T&L strategies is essential to both the development of your client and the safety of the vehicle. When formulating a teaching style it is essential to understand your pupil and how they learn, such relationships will develop an understanding over time, however even during your pupil’s early stages of learning, or in your relationship as instructor and learner, a set of simple questions, such as “how will you learn this best?” allied with a set of simple options, for example, “Would you like me to talk you through it, give you more information, perhaps a demonstration or do you want to have a go at this and I will ensure the safety?” will enable the instructor to tailor their teaching strategy to something best suited to the clients learning preference.
If we consider how people process information and the human factors involved in learning, then providing your clients with a one size fits all approach to learning or an instructor-led approach where there is little responsibility falling on the pupil, are insufficient methods, overall, for life-long learning. Instead, we must adapt our techniques to provide our clients with a teaching strategy that meets their learning style, ensures that learning takes place as efficiently as possible without creating barriers to learning, and suggest options to the client to encourage responsibility for the task.