Techniques of Instruction

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Course Description

The ability to communicate effectively is a basic yet vital skill for instructors, facilitators, trainers and supervisory personnel. This five-day developmental workshop assists participants in building the skills and confidence necessary to deliver presentations, instruct, and communicate clearly on an everyday basis.

Issues such as the structure of effective communication and the roles of an instructor or communicator are discussed and applied in practical exercises.  Starting with brief, impromptu presentations, participants learn how to structure and deliver information for more formal, complex purposes.  The use of audio-visuals are included.  Participants refine their skills through facilitator feedback, peer and self-evaluations, and observation of other presentations.

This course was revised and updated for 2015 and is a general workshop for anyone requiring certification in adult education.

Outcome

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to;

  • define personal and professional goals for communication;
  • identify instructor roles and skills and place them within a developmental continuum
  • apply basic principles of effective instruction in various presentation formats;
  • illustrate how these principles operate through practical application;
  • perform applied communications and instructional techniques with confidence in a classroom setting;
  • use audio-visual materials to maximize a presentation’s impact;
  • improve their instructing and presenting skills through formal and informal peer and facilitator feedback
Format
Classroom: interactive workshop with formal and informal instruction, discussion and practical exercises and home preparation each evening.
Certification
Certificate of Completion
Prerequisites
  • None for this course.
  • However, this course is a Pre-requisite for the Air Brake Instructor course (and FDT program)
Duration
5 days: Classroom – 9am to 4pm daily – home preparation will be assigned.
Course Dates
2017:  Jan 9–13;  Mar 27-31;   July 3-7;   Sept 25-29
Fee:   $750+HST