PRACTICAL TEACHING SKILLS FOR DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

PRACTICAL TEACHING SKILLS FOR DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

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Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors 'Practical Teaching Skills contains all the information you need on how to improve your teaching skills in line with current practices and established criteria.' Mike Ambrose - ADI Registrar 'It is ideal support material for the Driving Instructor's Handbook and gives helpful advice to trainee or new instructors.' Driving Magazine Of the few books available on driving instruction skills and techniques, none offer the truly practical approach to be found in Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors. Now in its third edition, this popular book has been fully updated. Written for existing and trainee driving instructors, this book demonstrates how instructors can develop their skills and improve their ability to teach driving as a lifetime skill. Drawing together the elements necessary for good driving instruction, there is also helpful advice on how skills can be developed and applied in practice. Topics covered include: verbal and non-verbal communication - body language, presenting a lesson, listening; written communication skills - hand-outs, keeping records, visual aids; specialist skills - devising tests, lesson planning, fault assessment; personal skills - problem solving, decision making. Also providing valuable preparation material for the ADI Examination and Check Test, plus advice on how ADI Training Centres can become Approved Training Establishments under the ORDIT scheme, Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors, is the guide for every conscientious instructor. The authors each have more that 20 years' experience in the driver training industry and all are qualified as tutors of driving instructors. Margaret Stacey and John Miller are co-authors of the hugely successful Driving Instructor's Handbook (Kogan Page) which also has the recommendation of the DSA.show more

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  • Book | 256 pages
  • Kogan Page Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
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  • 0749431954
  • 9780749431952

Table of contents

Foreword About the Authors Acknowledgements How to Use This Book 1. Introducing Practical Teaching Skills for Driving Instructors 1.1 Why are Practical Teaching Skills so important? 1.2 Who should develop Practical Teaching Skills? 1.3 How are Practical Teaching Skills developed? 2. Why People Learn to Drive and How They Learn 2.1 The benefits of learning to drive 2.2 Motivation for learning to drive 2.3 How adults learn 2.4 Learning with friends and relatives 2.5 Structured training and practice 2.6 Barriers to learning 3. Verbal and Non-verbal Communication Skills 3.1 Speech 3.2 Presenting a lesson 3.3 Ensuring pupil participation using the question and answer technique 3.4 Giving and gaining feedback 3.5 Giving briefings and explanations 3.6 Giving instructions and directions 3.7 Using positive body language 3.8 Interpreting the body language of the learner 3.9 Listening skills 4. Specialist Skills for Driving Instructors 4.1 Teaching by objectives 4.2 Lesson planning 4.3 Matching the level of instruction to the ability of the pupil 4.4 Route planning 4.5 Fault assessment 4.6 The use of in-car visual/learning aids 4.7 Explanation, demonstration, practice routine 4.8 Selling ideas and concepts 4.9 Verbal and physical intervention 4.10 Devising tests 4.11 Setting tasks for in between lessons 4.12 Teaching basic car mechanics and maintenance 4.13 Teaching in the classroom 4.14 Group work skills 5. Written Communication Skills 5.1 Preparing hand-outs 5.2 Written feedback 5.3 Recording students' progress 5.4 Designing visual aids 5.5 Writing business and promotional letters 6. Evaluating and Developing Your Personality and PTS 6.1 Personal skills 6.2 Problem-solving skills 6.3 Decision-making skills 6.4 PTS evaluation and development 7. Preparing for Approved Driving Instructor Examination (and the Check Test) 7.1 Preparing for the ADI Part 1 test of theory 7.2 Preparing for the Part 2 test of driving ability and keeping your driving up to a standard once you've qualified 7.3 Preparing for the Part 3 test of instructional ability (and the Check Test) 8. The Check Test 8.1 What the Check Test is and why it is carried out 8.2 Who conducts the Check Test? 8.3 When and where the Check Test will be carried out 8.4 How the Check Test is conducted 8.5 How to prepare for the Check Test 8.6 How to present the lesson 8.7 How to get the best grading 8.8 The result 9. Driving Instructor Training 9.1 Training establishments 9.2 Code of Practice 9.3 Trainers 9.4 Inspections 9.5 Applications 9.6 Inspection documentation and assessment sheets 9.7 After the inspection 9.8 Role-play skills 9.9 The importance of gaining feedback from trainees Conclusion Indexshow more