“Tell me and I forget”
“Teach me and I remember”
“Involve me and I learn”
Inductive versus deductive method
The most commonly used method of teaching acrobatics is known as the Deductive Method, The teacher tells or shows directly what he/she wants to teach. This is also referred to as direct instruction.
However if you really want your students learn something, they need to “own it” and the deductive method is often criticized because it teaches in an isolated way, little attention is paid to meaning and practice is often mechanical.
On the opposite side the Inductive Method makes use of student “noticing”. Instead of explaining a given concept and following this explanation with examples, the teacher presents students with
many examples showing how the concept is used. The intent is for the students to “notice”, by way of many examples, how the concept works.
Teaching is not presenting your students with all the facts, but rather leading your students on a journey of discovery where the student acquires first hand knowledge and information by actual observation.
At the partner-acrobatics.com Teacher Trainings you will learn a ton of acrobatics, lots of prehab exercises, sport science and teaching theory, like inductive and deductive method, to support you in the journey to become a better teacher.
Do you want to become a better teacher? Join me and the partner-acrobatics.com crew in Thailand this January.