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    Gone diving back later Vanny's Avatar
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    Secret squirrel BSAC stuff. Shhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibs View Post
    What's PAVE?
    Progressive
    Accurate
    Visual
    Effective

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    Pernod, Advocaat, Vodka , Elderflower Wine.... a friday night dive weekend cocktail....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanny View Post
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    It is. But I can tell you the secret if you promise not to tell anyone else

    P is progressive. So the OP's lesson needs to introduce information in bite-size chunks in a logical order. You also need to think about the starting-level of your students. So if my topic was (say) tides then I'd be focusing on the basics ("don't be late as we need to dive on slack water") whereas at AD level I'd be looking at tidal diamonds, tidal atlases, etc. For the exam, it doesn't hurt to say what level you're pretending your students are at: "So as qualified Sports Divers I'm sure you know about the importance of diving on slack, but today I'm going to teach you about..."

    A is Accurate. The information you teach needs to be correct and up-to-date. The easiest way to do this is by re-reading the relevant sections of the Instructor Manual. Don't guess.

    V is Visual. Each important point ("piece of Must Know information") should be supported by a relevant visual aid. Yes this can be powerpoint. But Death By Powerpoint is a horrible way to go, and your lesson will be far more interesting, and so more memorable to your students if you can be a bit more creative and come up with something more engaging.

    E is Effective. That means that your lesson needs to cover all the "Must Know" information that students need to know at that level. So, for example, someone once had the subject "wetsuits". They covered the technical construction of neoprene in great detail and I genuinely learnt something new. However they were pitching it at trainee Ocean Divers and failed to cover basic information such as a thin wetsuit might be fine for warm water, but in the UK you really need a thick wetsuit of 7mm+. Ie they didn't cover important Must Know information for trainee Ocean Divers and so failed the exam. But don't spread yourself too thinly. If your subject is DCI then it's fine to just cover signs and symptoms and say you'll cover treatment the following week. Avoid the trap of trying to teach too much, and failing to teach any of it sufficiently well, and so failing the exam.

    Finally, practice, practice, practice. It's obvious (to both examiners and real students) when someone is trying to wing it and hasn't done their homework.

    HTH.

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    Itís tomorrow... wish me luck!

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    Good luck. Not that you will need it . You will be fine


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