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Was the technical information given comprehensive, appropriate and accurate?

Learning Strategies

  What Does The ADI 1 Say

“As noted above giving incorrect or insufficient information, with the result that a safety critical situation might occur, will result in an automatic fail.
Remember that good information is:




Failure to meet any one of these criteria makes the others redundant.
Most sessions will require some technical input from the ADI to help the pupil solve problems or to fill a gap in their knowledge. This input must be accurate and appropriate. Information given must be comprehensive when associated with a recurring weakness in the pupil’s driving. Simply telling the pupil that they have done something wrong is unlikely to help them overcome the problem.
Any practical demonstration of technique must be clear and suitable. The pupil should be engaged and given the opportunity to explore their understanding of what they are being
Information given unnecessarily may not be helpful, for example continually telling the
pupil what to do and not allowing the pupil an opportunity to take responsibility. Unclear or
misleading advice should also be avoided. Comments such as ‘you’re a bit close to these
parked cars’ could be used to introduce coaching on a weakness but are of little use on
their own as they are unclear. How close is ’a bit’ and is it significant?”

Positives the examiner is looking for in this competency.


Giving clear, timely and technically accurate demonstrations or explanations. (Making sure your talk throughs are timed correctly and are the correct information and clear.)

Checking understanding and, if necessary, repeating the demonstration or explanation. (Always making sure when you have filled a pupils gap in knowledge that they have understood. Asking “do you understand?” doesn’t tend to work as the learner may say yes without truly understanding. Questions like “could you explain to me your understanding of that?” “what would your summary be of what we’ve just talked about?” “Before we set off give me the highlights of what you felt you’ve just learnt?”

Finding a different way to demonstrate or explain if the pupil still does not understand. (Get out your instructor toolbox and find a new way to explain or discuss to the situation.)

What To Avoid

Providing inaccurate or unclear information, too late or too early in the learning process.

Failing to check understanding.

Failing to explore alternative ways of presenting information where the pupil does not understand the first offering.

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