2. Provide Timely Opportunities For Development Through Feedback
- Provide timely opportunities for development through feedback
Linked closely to lesson planning, ensure that your practise area is suitable for your client to achieve the goal through reflective periods at the side of the road, or along stretches of the route that are less complex with minimal risk.
Too much information on the move can be overloading. Silence can be great feedback while students are practising, reinforcing that what they are doing is good. Often instructors are led to believe, through outdated training methods, that once the car is moving Q&A must be given to maximise development. In truth whenever the car is moving the pupil is practising and therefore their focus will be divided and diluted in many areas. Learning best takes place after practise, pulled up where the pupil can reflect on their performance, consider their thoughts and feelings and create new strategies to enable them to achieve their goal.
Ideally, once the Goal is set, use practise areas with 3/4 platforms which allow your client to practise around their learning Goal and which also have areas to pull in for reflection and feedback. In these areas elicit and deliver feedback that reinforces the goals, objectives and motivations, which is positive and solution focussed and that seeks to clarify achievements.
The DVSA NSDRT states we must understand:
6.3.3. e. the importance of providing regular formative feedback