Teaching & Learning - Train the Trainer
The content of the course meets requirements to be compliant to "Teaching & Learning" JAR-FCL 16 and EASA Air Crew Annex 1 FCL.930. Trainer and course have been audited through several AOC and ATO BCAA audits.
Although it is desirable to provide a full course for whatever training function, not all training functions legally require a full course. Depending on the type of instruction, the contents may vary mirroring what is required for a specific type of instruction. For example a TKI or TRI is expected to give theoretical lessons and (long) briefings and will be prepared for classroom instruction. A course for LTC is more oriented towards practical instruction and short briefings rather than classroom instruction. For a Flight Instructor teaching the basics of single engine, stress will be more on single pilot instruction whereas a TRI or LTC will benefit from examples in a multi-crew environment. Specifics of the type of training, but also the type of operation is integrated.
Whatever the scope, focus will always be on the trainee as the "centre of the universe" thus creating student oriented training.
Since 2021 the course has been updated to meet drone instruction training specifics.
AMC FCL 1.930 Topics
The Learning Process
All trainees attend this part. To start thinking about how to teach, we need to know how a human being learns. Learning is the result of experiences. These experiences must be as much as possible practical. Motivation is important but can be boosted or demolished by what an instructor tells or does or his attitude. In short do's and don'ts to foster learning.
The Teaching Process
The 5 steps of every teaching process. Next to the steps, we concentrate on the first one as starting point and already often neglected in aviation training: the importance of preparation.
Structured training, standardized training versus ad hoc training.
Training Techniques: Ground Instruction
Use of Training Techniques, use of training Tools, do's and don'ts, practical exercises.
Training Techniques: (Practical)(In Flight) Instruction
Use of Training Technique "Demo/Perfo method" and practical training specific attention items.
Whatever training, there will always be an evaluation part in the process. How to organise a debriefing? Do's and don'ts of evaluating. Pitfalls.
Elements of aviation training lesson plans. How to prepare a lesson plan yourself?
Human Aspects of (Flight) Instruction
Theory of Colb about how people learn. Defence mechanisms. Other teaching psychology related topics.
Hazards involved in simulating system failures in flight.
This part is adapted according to training needs. LTC's and TRI's will receive this module as part of their dedicated (SIM) training. For any training, a nice approach is to discuss SMS related output of the organisation such as incident reports during training flights. Specific hazards and risks are integrated and discussed.
Not part of this course, covered in other training depending on the type of instruction.