9 Summary of Session 5
The main learning points from this session are:
- The method of problem-based learning (PBL) has been outlined and an explanation of how it might be used to support coach learning and development considered.
- You have examined the method of flipped learning – an approach whereby learners are asked to prepare beforehand and so come ready to explore content in more detail. As with the PBL, the role of the teacher is to guide and facilitate learning.
- Instruction is often misunderstood – it is still a valuable teaching method if undertaken well by following some key principles. These key principles were outlined in this session.
- Explored five ideas which summarise research into teaching:
- i.keep the end in mind
- ii.use concrete examples and a narrative
- iii.use variety and surprise
- iv.provide enough breaks
- v.effective feedback.
- Your repertoire of teaching approaches can be continuously developed and expanded. Selecting when each approach might be most effectively deployed is a real skill and part of the craft of being a coach developer.
In the next session you continue to think about how you support learning through the type of questions you ask. It is a real skill to frame good questions, to listen attentively and not provide the answers too quickly.
You can now go to Session 6.