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Old January 25th 05, 07:07 PM
David Hansen
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Default Cycle Instructor Training - Day #2

On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 18:39:25 +0000 someone who may be Tilly
wrote this:-

But it's useful for some of the other trainees.
Similarly, I guess the risk assessments were a waste of time for the
policeman, school travel officer and community support officers, and
the basic maintenance a waste for the school caretaker (previously a
professional bike builder) and the go-kart track owner.

Unless individual tailored training is provided there would seem to
be no way to avoid boring some people for some of the time.

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Old January 26th 05, 12:20 PM
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Peer teaching
was an absolute nightma how do you teach an experienced cyclist how
to get on and off their bike. I know it's role play, but even so...

Was this "how to teach without being patronising" or was there more to it?

Again, effective working relationships was a waste of time.

What on earth is this?
Old January 26th 05, 04:53 PM
Patrick Herring
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Tilly wrote:

| 9.00 - 10.30 Booking procedures
| Initial risk assessment
| Group Register
| Individual Consent
| Risk Assessment
| Helmet use
| 10.45 - 12.15 Assessing Trainees
| Assessing Groups
| Setting Targets
| Setting up trainees bikes
| Basic trainee's bike checks
| Making adjustments to trainee's bikes
| Own maintenance skills
| 1.00 - 5.00 Using games to teach skills
| Teaching methodology and games
| Peer teaching
| Effective working relationships
| Comments: Much of the first session was irrelevant. The helmet
| debate was interesting but I learnt nothing that I haven't heard here
| first. The second session was far more productive, especially the
| 5-10 minute check an instructor should spend on each trainees bike
| before they start anything! 10 trainees = up to 100 minutes of
| checking.

ISTR when I did Cycling Proficiency the checking was done by other plods
whilst we were in a classroom for some theory, not that I can remember
what that was.

| The third session was mixed. The games were fun and I
| can't wait to teach the skills to Years 4, 5 and 6.

Presumably things like "last to finish" and "move the cone" games? I'd
be interested in more details.

| I guess already being an experienced primary teacher made much of
| today's course irrelevant. To be taught basic teaching methodology
| when I already teach 5 days a week (when not on a cycling course) is
| laughable. But it's useful for some of the other trainees.

If I was to do this course, not being a teacher, I'd be rather reassured
that that was covered even if only basically.

What I really want to know is whether the badge (for being trained by a
proper instructor) is better than those triangular ones where the pin
broke off too easily.

Patrick Herring, http://www.anweald.co.uk/ph.html
Old January 26th 05, 05:59 PM
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Tilly wrote:

On 26 Jan 2005 12:20:54 GMT, Mark Thompson

Was this "how to teach without being patronising" or was there more to it?

Role play teaching an adult I found unrealistic and
therefore tough.

Too true. I found that the hardest part of the training.
What was fun was when the adults had to pretend to be children.

We got our own back on 'teacher' with a vengeance :-))

John B

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