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popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Oct 21, 2012, 5:49 PM

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Re: [EFS4LIFE] Should WE demand "standardized wingsuit training via USPA"

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Correct me if I'm wrong...but doesn't passing the coach course involving demonstrating that you know HOW TO TEACH as well as proving you know WHAT to teach?

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My point is that any course that a current USPA instructor has been through, wether it be AFF-I, TI, coach, etc. contains a very prominent portion of professional develpoment where the instructor-to-be has demonstrated the proper profeciency on what and how to teach.

This is not true at all. You are talking about book learning. What Coaches learn is some minor pointers on how people learn, minor pointers on how to present information and a whole heapin' bunch of how to regurgitate just two specific ISP jumps. What AFFIs learn is even less than that.

Once the regurgitation is successfully completed and the ratings handed out, all the rest of the "schooling" is forgotten and ignored.

They are not required to know jack about skydiving in general.

So, IMO, if wingsuit I/E course work is going to be anything like Coach and AFFI I/E is done, forget it and come up with something that is going to produce good I/Es all operating off the same page.


(This post was edited by popsjumper on Oct 21, 2012, 5:53 PM)


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