Today sees the launch of Reflective Logs
, the latest iPad app tailor made for UK Driving Instructors. This app aims to make it easier for ADIs to embrace the concept of client centred learning
, specifically with regard to assessing pupil performance and keeping records.
The idea is simple: the student is the best person to asses how well they are doing, to identify what needs to be worked on and what is the best way to go about it. This is based on the key concepts of client centred learning, namely that everyone has their own way of learning, their own strengths and weaknesses, and that tapping into your pupil's own sense of what is happening and what needs to happen is the best way to chart a course that is suitable for them.
Getting your pupil so deeply involved in the learning process is also a great way to build their confidence and encourage them to make important decisions with regard to their driving and their future safety on the roads. This nurtures a greater sense of the pupil's "ownership" of the learning process, which in turn leads to a more complete engagement with the topic of study, and therefore a better understanding of the concepts involved.
The DVSA is keen to promote a client centred approach to driving instruction in the UK, so the app has been specifically designed by Neil Snow of the ADI CPD Club
to be compatible with the DVSA's new driver and rider training standards
Hit the button below to check it out on the App Store: