Methods of instruction

Module: Methods of instructing – Theory and Practice

Training duration: 2 days (One day of theory and practical exercises and one day of observed instruction and feedback)

Course Guidelines Notes
  • Learning preferences
TARP Theorist, Activist, Reflector, Pragmatist. Candidates should have a working knowledge of different learning preferences.
  • Sensory preferences
VAK Visual, Audible, Kinaesthetic.  Candidates should have an understanding of different ways people receive information and how to coach different strokes to suit a variety of preferences.
  • Demonstrations
Be able to demonstrate different strokes and be able to break them down into their key components.
  • IDEAS
Introduction Demonstration Explanation Activity Summary  Be able to use the IDEAS method to coach a skill.
  • EDICT
Explanation Demonstration Imitation Correction Train.  Be able to use the EDICT method to coach a skill.
  • Discovery Learning
Be able to use guided discovery as a way to encourage long term learning.
  • Building Blocks
Be able to break down complex strokes into blocks and be able to construct the whole stroke from the individual blocks.
  • Body Boat Blade
Understand how strokes can be broken down into BBB and how they interact together to create different outcomes.
  • Practice
Understand how to construct practice exercises including the benefit of varied and block practice to improve performance.
  • Use of features and the environment
Be able to use a variety of features to develop skills including static objects, surf, wind and tide.
  • Needs and desires
Understand the differences between what a client needs rather than what they desire to learn and how to balance these two factors to create a positive outcome for the student.
  • Methods of coaching strokes
Have a variety of tools to coach the different strokes and an understanding of common errors and how to identify them.
  • Long term and short term coaching
Understand how to use different methods of coaching to either create long term or short term learning and when to use these different styles.