Positives the examiner is looking for in this competency.
The ADI creating a learning environment that encourages the pupil to ask questions throughout the lesson.
Responding openly, readily and appropriately to queries.
Providing answers of sufficient content or directing the pupil to suitable sources of information.
Actively confirming with pupils if their comments or body language suggest they may have a question.
Encouraging the pupil to explore possible solutions for themselves.
Learners should be encouraged to discover answers for themselves. Being positive about your pupil’s attempts to discover the answers will help create an environment when the learner feel comfortable asking questions and trying to answer them themselves.
If you do need to provide information to your pupil or answer their query, you should ensure they have fully understood before moving on.
Watch for a pupil’s body language suggesting they have a question or lack of understanding and then checking on what you’ve picked up on. “You seem a little unsure, would it help if I explain in a different way?” or “You seem a little confused, what can I help with, what bit would you like more information on?”