Instructional techniques comprise of the following key skill areas:
Relates to the Level Of Instruction and the level of ability of the pupil. Avoid over instruction where your learner is doing things mainly for themselves, but also avoid under instruction where your learner is struggling badly.
This covers your overall Lesson Plan. Your strategy for how you want to meet the aims and objectives of the lesson.
This area covers your skills of lesson Control. You need to remain in Control of yourself, the lesson and the learner at all times. It also covers your use of the time allocated to you. A Briefing which runs on too long may attract a mark for Control, as you won’t have allocated the time properly within the lesson.
Is concerned with learners understanding of your instruction, your use of language, and the use of jargon.
This area deals with your ability to use effective Question And Answer Techniques, both on the move and during the initial Briefing.
Feedback and encouragement are very important to learning. Adult learners need to know that they’ve done something wrong, but they also need to know when they’ve done something right.
The Controls should only be used by the instructor when absolutely necessary, and the pupil should be told when and why they have been used.
Clearly, you’ll need to get plenty of practice at putting these areas into effect with your trainer.