Assistance for Candidates and Assessors
- a task set for those that complete the Flatwater Instructor Induction. (such as by attending both the Flatwater Lifeguard and Flatwater Skills courses)
- a formative task, where candidates are provided feedback on their ability to construct a session plan.
- The Session Plan, along with other relevant teaching assessment paperwork (log book, risk management plan, float plan if applicable, information for participants, & etc) is to be submitted well before the teaching assessment. This is to allow time for the assessor to read and critically analyse the documentation and provide feedback where appropriate.
- An on-water teaching assessment would not ordinarily proceed until a satisfactory session plan has been submitted. Generally the candidate has a mentor Assessor that can assist with development of skills, but the Assessor may also assist with this if the candidate submits the document within a sufficient time frame.
- Candidates may choose to construct a session plan that can be used for their Teaching Assessment. That is, if the candidate constructs a session plan that matches the setting where they complete their on-water teaching assessment then they do not need to do another session plan.
- The session plan contains clearly stated aims and objectives.
- The sequence, timing, nature of the activities, teaching and learning methodology is appropriate for the group, environment and equipment available.
- Ideally the plan should appear to be an engaging session for the participant, with a focus on maximizing on water time, and integrating theory with practical where possible.
- The session plan includes evidence of implementation of the Risk Management Plan, including implementation of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare policies and procedures.
- Specific environmental factors, including acknowledgement of the specific environmental hazards, teaching sites and positioning of the group are to be acknowledged.
- Candidates are asked to demonstrate knowledge of key specific teaching points for each stroke taught. This may be brief and in point form, and does not need to include all detail.
- In addition to teaching, the session plan contains information regarding activities that allow participants to apply learned skills in either a task, challenge, game or journey.
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