Aviation Education and Training Adult Learning Principles and Teaching Strategies
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.
’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