e-Teaching Fundamentals

Teaching Fundamentals

Welcome to the online site for Teaching Fundamentals (TF), which is part of your homework assignment for the Powerboat Instructor Course. The purpose of Teaching Fundamentals is to help you improve your teaching and classroom management skills to become a more effective instructor and create the best learning experience for your students.

At the end of each module, there is a Self-Assessment & Review section which reinforces the module’s learning objectives and provides you with an opportunity to assess your understanding of the material.

The information in the modules are based on a number of educational theories which relate to skills-based learning, but the primary focus is on developing teaching strategies and techniques to help you become a more effective instructor. Psychologists and educators have studied and theorized about how people learn, and have developed (and continue to develop) an array of educational theories which can be divided into three main categories: behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism.

None of these theories are exclusive, and many of them are intertwined in the text. If you would like to probe deeper into educational theories and how people learn, here are some suggested search words to use with your Internet search engine: learning theory, how people learn, behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, and Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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1. Teaching Fundamentals

2. Instructor Responsibilities

3. Curriculum Development

4. Risk Management