Originally Posted by BigE
Good questions (the socratic method) do not always work.
Regardless, I am a believer that a "centreline" model that includes the basic "if you can do these well, you've got it" drills is critical. The instructor can dress it up all they want, but if in the end, the student is incapable of performing the standard "centreline" drills, then their instructor has not done their job.
Using standard progressions have tangible benefits:
- they provide consistent metrics
- they help direct the instructor
- the protect the student from outrageously bad instruction
- they provide a background ontop of which good instruction can take place
Well BigE you are partly right and partly wrong when it comes to (psia) centerline.
It is designed to provide consistent metrics or standards.
It is designed to guide the instructor.
It should help the student by providing integrity in the lesson from a pedagogy perspective.
It does provide milestones of progression from which good instruction draws from.
But,,,,the student does not need to perform the centerline "drills" to be successful, only to learn the skills that centerline lays out for instructors. Centerline is not for the student, it is for the instructors understanding. A student may blend the skills in many different ways depending on the intended outcome, which may or may not directly mirror the centerline milestones.