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Was the agreed lesson structure appropriate for the pupil’s experience and ability?

What Does The ADI 1 Say

“The PDI should use an area or route that allows the pupil to practise safely and helps them to achieve their goals. It should provide some stretch and challenge, but without taking the pupil out of their competence zone.”

Positives the examiner is looking for in this competency.

• A range of opportunities to address the agreed learning objectives.

(You will want to choose an area that will provide lots of chance to practice your topic. For example if you want to practice rounabouts you will want an area with a few roundabouts. Try to plan loops, so the learner can repeat situations building on thier learning. You don’t want a 25 minute route out and back.)

• Challenges, but is realistic in terms of the pupil’s capabilities and confidence.

(This about finding the sweet spot in the pupils learning. If the roads/areasyou choose are too challenging then the pupil won’t learning just surviving. If they are too easy the pupil will be bored and not learning. You can increase the difficulty of an easy route by expanding the pupils thought process and deeper thinking.)


Don’t plan a long route.

 Don’t plan a long route out and back. The main issue with this is “what are you learning?” With so many topics coming up, you will be either constanstly trying to survive or giving a little bit of info on a lot of topics, rather than in depth knowledge on a particular topic. 

Try to plan a loop/loops and expoilt all the learning opportunites. 


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