1st Edition

Aviation Education and Training Adult Learning Principles and Teaching Strategies

Edited By Irene M.A. Henley Copyright 2003

    The aviation teaching environment is fairly unique and combines both traditional and non-traditional teaching environments. There are presently few books that address adult learning principles and teaching strategies relevant to the aviation context. Furthermore, aviation education has not generally benefited from many of the developments made in the field of education. This timely book: - facilitates the development of knowledge and skills necessary to conduct effective instruction and training within the aviation context; - develops an awareness of critical issues that should be of concern to aviation educators and trainers; - provides aviation education and trainers with a variety of teaching strategies that can be effective in the development of essential skills in aviation professionals. The readership for this book includes university students who want to become instructors, as well as industry personnel who are involved in any of the various domains of aviation education, from junior flight instructors to the trainer of instructors, or from training captains, or traffic controllers to crew resource management and human factors facilitators.

    Contents: Learning Principles: Learning theories and their application to aviation education, Jayne Bye and Irene Henley; Characteristics of adult learners and adult learning principles: implications for aviation education, Jayne Bye and Irene Henley; Aviation, adult learning, and andragogy: a Canadian perspective, Dianne L. Conrad and Jo Harris; Learning styles, multiple intelligences, and personality types, Irene Henley and Jayne Bye; The role of learning strategies in the learning process, Lynn M. Hunt; Factors that affect learning, Irene Henley. Teaching Strategies: Planning and preparation for effective instruction, Jayne Bye and Ann Reich; Facilitating critical thinking and reflective practice, Irene Henley and Jayne Bye; Teaching complex psychomotor skills; Irene Henley, Mark W. Wiggins, Jayne Bye and Mary Ann Turney; Implementing CRM in initial pilot training, Mary Ann Turney; Using problem-based learning to develop essential skills in aviation, Irene Henley; Computer-based approaches in aviation education, Mark W. Wiggins; Internet-based education and training: using new technologies to facilitate instruction and enhance learning, Matthew J.W. Thomas; On-the-job training in air traffic control, Kay H. Ellis and Patricia McDonell; Assessment and evaluation, Ann Reich, Jayne Bye and Irene Henley, Subject index.


    Dr Irene M.A. Henley, is the Head of her own consultancy, Aviation Education Services, in Canada, and is a Class 1 Flight Instructor.

    ’It would be difficult to think of anyone more qualified to advocate for a scientist-practitioner approach to aviation education and training than Dr Irene Henley...she is ideally placed to diagnose the current state of aviation education and training and to offer theoretically sound practical strategies for improvement...This book provides a unique resource for anyone involved in aviation education and training to understand the limitations of current approaches and implement new strategies and solutions.’ David O'Hare, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand '...specifically targeted at the particular needs of the aviation industry...a practitioner-oriented volume that successfully addresses an impressive range of aviation training topics and perspectives. It has a notable range and scope...useful to those new to aviation training, to those wishing to bring themselves up to date with developments and to those have a more reflective turn of mind as to what exactly it is that we are trying to do with training in the aviation industry. This book is manifestly the product of a parallel engagement with both the practical and theoretical aspects of aviation training.' Captain Neil Johnston, Aviation Consultant, Ireland